Joan Y. Edwards is an author/illustrator of the delightful picture book, Flip Flap Floodle. In December 2014, 4RV Publishing will release Joan’s Elder Care Guide with practical hints and resources to empower caregivers and elders. She is a motivational speaker and offers goal setting, blogging, and writing workshops. Robert Schuller, Hale Dwoskin, Bob Proctor, Maxwell Maltz, Joel Osteen, and Tony Robbins inspire her. She loves spending time with her family and friends.
Joan’s Never Give Up blog, http://www.joanyedwards.wordpress.com, has over 128,126 reads and 189 subscribers in less than 5 years. She offers encouragement, inspiration, and resources for writers and founded PubSubbers plan for submission to help writers believe in their writing and submit to publishers. Her website, http://www.joanyedwards.com, has children’s Gospel-related devotionals, wordsearch, and crossword puzzles for all three liturgical Cycles A, B, and C. She wrote the devotionals for Growing with the Gospel, K-1, Cycles A, B, and C published by Liturgical Publications http://www.lpiresourcecenter.com/lpirc/ViewBrowseCategory.do?categoryId=41 and was editor and consultant for both the K-1, and 2-3 version. She is a member of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Her articles have appeared in SCBWI-Carolinas Pen & Palette and SCBWI Bulletin.