About Me

Signing book for Berdetta Culver

About Me.
Welcome to my site.


I taught elementary school for 35 years. I have a Master of Education. I am a member of the Charlotte Writers Club and SCBWI.

I’ll be happy write about a certain topic, or create a special workshop to meet your needs online, in person, or using Zoom about Caregiver Comfort and Inspiration or a writing/illustration workshop for children K-5 or for adults. Feel free to email me at joanyedwards1@gmail.com

I like to watch romance movies and other movies with a happy ending, I totally relax at the beach and in the mountains. I treasure time spent with my family and friends. I love people. Email me at joanyedwards1@gmail.com

I am Author/Illustrator of picture book, Flip Flap Floodle. Even mean ole Mr. Fox can’t stop this little duck from playing his song. I hope it inspires you and your children and grandchildren to never give up.

Hip Hip Hooray! When 4RV Publishing released Joan’s Elder Care Guide it was a top 100 best selling nonfiction book in the medical books, home care category on Amazon. It is full of practical hints and resources to promote healing and make care giving easier. I am working on a Second Edition with an Ebook format.

PDF Editions Gospel-Based Crossword Puzzle Books with mini-devotionals
PDF Editions – Gospel Based Wordsearch Puzzles for Year A,B,and C with mini-devotionals

I created crossword puzzles and wordsearch puzzles with mini-devotionals for Year A, B, and C.

God believes in you.
Believe in Yourself with Unwavering Faith
Celebrate Each Step You Take
Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards
Copyright © 2009-2023 Joan Y. Edwards

28 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Hi Joan,

    What an uplifting start to your blog. Congratulations on getting it going again.

    You also helped uplift my spirits by being a good listener earlier today. Thank you very much for that!


    1. Dear Linda, Thank you for your encouraging note. You wrote my first comment on my blog. Hurray! I’m glad I was able to help lift your spirits.

      May God’s Love Surround You


  2. Hi Joan,

    I didn’t realize you were continuing to post. I would have been more supportive. I will check below to continue getting comments.


    1. Dear Linda,

      How sweet of you to write a comment. I appreciate it very much. Thanks for commenting. You can also add a post to the bottom of a particular post. I appreciate your friendship and support. I know you’re there even when I don’t see the evidence of it.

      God’s that way, too. He’s supporting us even when we don’t notice the evidence of it.
      Do something good for yourself today. You deserve it.
      Joan Y. Edwards

  3. Joan,

    I am trying to get signed up for automatic email updates. I’ll let you know if it works.


  4. Dear Kate,
    Don’t know how I missed your reply. Technology gives us surprises sometimes. I hope you’ve been doing well. I enjoy reading your tweets.
    Do something good for you today!
    Joan Y. Edwards

  5. Hi Joan,

    I was reading the blog “Escaping the Inkwell” today and noticed a comment from you on one of the posts. Your name sounded familiar so to be sure I checked out your link and saw that I was right and you are a presenter at the Muse Conference with 4RV Publishing.

    Although I won’t be active in your workshop I already decided to check it out when I can because I’m sure there is much that will be shared that will help me improve as a writer.

    1. Dear Marsha,
      Thanks for leaving a comment and for being a follower. I am honored by your presence here. Now I have 89 followers…heading to 100 so we can have a mammoth celebration.
      I enjoy “Escaping the Inkwell” blog. Glad my name sounded familiar to you and that you discovered you were right. I definitely am a presenter at the Muse Conference with 4RV Publishing forum and in the main forum, too. One editing workshop, 30 Ways to Correct, Trim, and Enhance Your Manuscript and the other is about How to Write a Pitch That Sells
      Hope you will check them out. If you leave an evaluation at the link in the handouts and put your name and email address in box 9, you’ll receive a free gift and a chance to win a free pitch and 1000 word manusript critique.

      Believe in You
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

    1. Dear Chef Doru,
      Thank you. I am honored that you gave me the Sunshine Award and the Very Inspiring Award! My goodness! My brother calls me “Sunshine.” One of my goals is to encourage others. I’ll respond to these awards on my blog later. I will put a link to your blog post.

      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  6. Id be happy to read and review flip flop. Just send me an email version. Loved the writers gifts page
    Kassie aka “Mom”

    1. Dear Kassie,
      I am excited and honored that you’re willing to write a review of Flip Flap Floodle. I sent you a sound file of Flip Flap Floodle’s song and a pdf file of the book as attachments. I hope you enjoy it.
      I’m glad you liked the writer’s gifts blog post. Awesome.
      I appreciate your gift to me of reading my blog and of doing the book review.

      Celebrate you.
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

    1. Dear Chef Doru,
      Thank you for nominating me for the Blog of the Year 2012 award. I appreciate it very much.
      Celebrate you.
      Never Give Up

    1. Dear Sandra,
      Thank you for writing. Thank you for the compliments about my blog. I’m glad you believe it is uplifting, smart, and helpful. I bow humbly. Thank you for celebrating with me. I hope you will subscribe from the left-hand column.

      Celebrate you
      Never Give Up

  7. Dear Joan,
    I am gald to find you. I am a Jamaican teacher and writer living in New York and seeking a market for my collection of original short stories that speak of childhood and adolescence in Jamaica. I think they would be suitable for grade 10 in the high school curriculum and I would like to contact a publisher who could help me get them there. I also have a play about the 1831 slave rebellion in Jamaica

    Thanks for what you are doing to help authors

    1. Dear Orville,
      Thank you very much for writing. I hope you find a publisher for your writing. It sounds promising.

      I’m glad you like my blog. I hope you find information that helps you get published.

      Never Give Up

  8. Thank you thank you for your wonderful link to the publishers… you are awesome and may you receive more from Universe and the heavens whatever you wish for! 🙂

    1. Dear S.A.,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog. I appreciate you honoring me by sending me thanks for the links to the publishers. You are very welcome. I hope you will subscribe to my blog.

      Good luck to you in your publication submissions.
      Never Give Up

  9. Hello I am looking for a script agent who accepts unsolicited materials. please let me know if you know one. thanks in advance

  10. Hello Joan – I am new to your blog but already impressed by your generosity and helpfulness to the rest of us working to get published. I should like to subscribe to the comments from time to time. Thank you for being so inspirational. Lori B

    1. Dear Lori,
      Thank you for writing. I’m glad that you consider my blog helpful. I truly want to help you reach your publishing goal whatever it might be. I don’t want you to give up on you, no matter what. I am honored that you found my blog. Thank you for subscribing to my comments from time to time. I hope you subscribed to my blog.
      There’s a link to the left near the top to subscribe.

      Believe in You
      Never Give Up

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