January 28th, 2010


Joy V. Smith's books and anthologies

Building a Cool House for Hot Times without Scorching the Pocketbook
is out in a new edition with color photos; the ISBN number on that edition is 978-1-60749-562-8:
Online Bookstore (You'll have to type the title into the search box.)

It covers the building process and what’s involved in building your home and includes diary excerpts, photos, and advice from planning to punch list and beyond. It got a rave review from The Midwest Book Review and was on the Reviewer's Choice list.

Here it is:

And here's a link to a free excerpt:

Why Won't Anyone Play with Me?

Why doesn’t anyone want to play with Kallie Kitten? Why do they jump into the pond or hide? Will anyone ever talk to her? Will this frisky little kitten learn to play their games?

Illustrator Andrea Gradidge was originally from the UK
and now resides in British Columbia, Canada.
She has illustrated various chapbooks and e-zines and also
Joy V. Smith's story "Sammy's Beautiful Tail".

Children will enjoy this colorful picture book and the cut-out critters at the end.
It is available online at Barnes & Noble:


Sugar Time is an audiobook of time travel tales with sound effects & music.
Check it out at:

Magistria: The Realm of the Sorcerer
This shared world anthology of mages and magic includes
a story by Joy V. Smith, Seedlings, in which plant mages fight alongside their sentient plant companions. [This anthology is a reprint; it's out from a new publisher, Ricasso Press.] You can buy it on amazon:


Aliens, Animals, and Adventure
is a collection of short stories (reprints). It is available from Anthology Builder:


Other anthologies include WomanScapes, Kings of the Night II,
The Ghost in the Gazebo, Scoundrels and Rascals