Throughout the careers and the decades, reading remained a joy and a priority. Along the journey, Joan realized the delight in reading with children. Combining that joy, occasionally, with her interest as a therapist in reducing childhood bullying and violence the idea of the Read to Me – Talk with Me series of books began.
Joan is a member of the Florida Writers Association and the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. In both 2013 and 2014, she was honored with awards in the Royal Palm Literary Awards competition.
The Princess, The Prince and The Dragon is her first book to be published. A sequel, The Royal Dragon Goes to School will be published shortly. Joan also writes fiction for adults and memoirs. She continues to live in what she often labels as near paradise – New Smyrna Beach with her husband Charles.
When a prince asks a princess, who is very bored, to go on a ride to round up dragons, the princess readily agrees. On their journey they meet a very strange dragon who is very different from what they expected.
He acts like a dragon, but he has unusual talents and requests. The prince and the princess do conquer him, but in ways that surprise the reader.
Upcoming Book in the Series: THE ROYAL DRAGON GOES TO SCHOOL
The Royal Dragon Goes to School
Billy Bob, The Royal Dragon, lives in a castle with his friend Princess Betty Lou Sue. Billy Bob is a very different dragon who wants to go to school to learn to read. The Princess and her friend Prince Arthur Jim Ray help Billy Bob get to school where he meets a bully. He deals with this problem in a most unusual way.
Recent Book Review:
By Margaret K. May on March 28, 2015
A Princess, A Prince and a Dragon Go to Camp
The Royal Dragon Billy Bob had no idea what a summer camp was when the princess suggested he should go during summer vacation. He was excited and fearful at the same time. When he discovered that three close friends would be his tent mates, he was very happy, and even more so when he saw Prince Arthur Jim Ray was the camp leader.
During the day he seemed happy as he dealt with new adventures, even the adventure where he has to overcome his greatest fear. This is a very charming story all children will love. They will probably be singing the little song the campers sang at the end as they remember what Billy Bob did.
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