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Joyce Summers has participated in many author and literary workshops, seminars and lectures across the nation. She is a multitalented novelist and poet. She has acted as a judge for literary contests. She has worked with Paul McCarthy, one of New York's finest and most experienced editors and New York Times best-selling author, several years as her private editor. (www.McCarthyCreative.com) Paul has worked with nine #1 New York Times and international best selling authors and has been Key editor for Nine Days to Extinction.
To add to her experience, Joyce, has also worked with writing instructor Tom Bird (www.TomBird.com) for several years on various manuscripts, including Nine Days to Extinction, romance and a children's story. For over twenty-five years he has shared his gift of writing and his method with his students. Tom has remained committed to sharing his knowledge of writing in all parts of the world. After writing several manuscripts and submitting them, Joyce realized her work needed polishing. Joyce contacted Tom after meeting him several years ago and, working within his distinctive instructional style, Nine Days to Extinction was completed.
To complete her writing "team," Joyce has worked with Jenna Porter since 2006 as a context and copy editor. A translator of Romance languages and ESL instructor by profession, she is a brilliant newcomer with a gift for vision and grammar.
Joyce is affiliated with several writing organizations, including Romance Writers of America, (since 2005), Indiana Romance Writers of America, Florida Writers Association, and The International Association of Writers, Speaker and Experts. Her background includes studies in creative writing, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, archeology, education, human evolution, earth science, environmental research, culture, mythology, symbolism and religion.
Joyce has worked and supported many charities over her lifetime, from the American Lung and Heart Associations, Make A Wish Foundation, to wildlife conservation organizations like the Elgin Center for Primate Conservation located at Lion Country Safari, Florida.