Joyce Allen’s publications include Hannah’s House (Wolf’s Pond Press, 2008) and Those Who Hold the Threads(print edition,Wolf's Pond Press 2012) as well as various short stories and essays. She has taught writing classes in the Duke University Continuing Studies program, in the OLLI program at Duke and at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro, North Carolina, has given a number of writing workshops, and teaches a private workshop. For some years she was manager of the student program of the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (now the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.) She lives in Carrboro, North Carolina.
The second book in the Threads Trilogy sees Jane Smith growing into her role as one of Those Who Hold the Threads. She has to meet new challenges, including acceptance of the fact that she will never be the average girl next door again. And could there be an old enemy at the center of a new threat?
Just before she turns fourteen, Jane Smith learns what has been kept from her since she was born: she is destined for something different, more ancient, and much stranger than the ordinary American life she has expected. And when she meets the boy who calls himself Adam Night, she guesses there may also be mortal danger.