Story Cartel & The Fussy Librarian...Tried Them Yet?

Friday, December 20, 2013

A writer’s job is never done, so today I’m on the promo wagon. Just a quick note to say that if you’re looking for a middle grade read, my novel Christine’s Odyssey is currently on Story Cartel and can be downloaded free.


2008 Bronze Medal Winner Young Adult Novel - Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Creative Writing Competition

Raised in a hotbed of arguments and fights, eleven-year-old Christine Simms is always at the centre of conflict between her parents. With each new day and unfolding drama, she suffers through her mother's temper and cruelty. A domestic dispute ends in tragedy, sending the family into a tailspin. Christine's siblings become wards of the state and she is taken in by her father's sister.

A shocking discovery sends Christine on a quest to find the stranger who abandoned her in Jamaica and changed the course of her life. Determined to unravel the mystery of her birth, Christine uses every tool at her disposal and treads with courage where no child should.

Distraction is being featured today on The Fussy Librarian. If you like women’s fiction with lots of drama, this is the book for you.


Three Jamaican women walk a tightrope of decisions when their lives are derailed by blackmail, deceit and infidelity.

JUSTINE CHARLES, sensible and self-contained, battles an addiction which could destroy her marriage, reputation, and relationship with her daughter.

DIONNE JONES, an aggressive go-getter, takes risks that cut a trail of devastation through her family and business.

KYRA MILLS, struggling single mother, is crippled by debt, bad judgment and destructive choices.

Can two of the long-time friends survive startling revelations involving their partners? And will the other push her obsession to the point of danger?

If you won’t be out and about Blogsville beyond the weekend, Happy Holidays!


  1. I saw your book in the Fussy Librarian!
    Have a wonderful Christmas, Joy.

  2. Yes I loved Distraction so much congrats on being featured. An author's job is never done but we do it out of love. Merry Cristmas.

  3. Thanks, Alex and the same to you.

    Sheena, yes, we do have to keep moving. Enjoy the holidays too.

  4. I'm hoping for you many sales and reviews for you. Happy holidays.

  5. Congrats on the feature. I hadn't heard of Story Cartel.

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Here's to a great giveaway and an equally great Christmas season for you and your family.

  7. Congrats on the feature since "Fussy Librarian" has a wide reach. It was even featured on Life Hacker!

  8. Have a blessed and peaceful Christmas, Joy!
    And Happy Holidays too!

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    1. Same to you, Peaches. All the best for the season. Hugs.

  10. Story Cartel is pretty darn cool! Thanks for tipping me off to it :)

  11. Hope you've been having a great holiday season, and that 2014 is a wonderful year for you!

    P.S.- Could you email me if you have a spare second? My first and last name at gmail dot com. Thanks!

  12. Congrats on having two books featured. :-)

    Hope you had a blessed Christmas, and that 2014 will be a prosperous year for you.

  13. Congrats on having your books featured!

  14. Thanks, guys, I'll be around to see you soonest.


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