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All About Joan Kayse

I live near Louisville, Kentucky a place known for its famous horse race, the departure point for the great explorers Lewis and Clark, a famous baseball bat and orthopaedic nurses whose greatest passion is writing. No children, at least of the conventional sort but I have two baby cats, Cricket Marie and Grayson the Monkey cat. They are a mess but I wouldn’t trade them for the world. While I haven’t met my Prince Charming yet, I firmly believe he could be just around the corner.

Um, excuse me while I go check around the corner.

At the risk of sounding cliché, I have been writing stories all my life. My first story was written in fifth grade when I composed a dramatic piece about a picture of a lavender flower. Mrs. Pierce had no idea what she started with her weekly creative writing exercises when she asked me to come to the front of the class to tell my tale. But I still remember the pride and excitement I felt at having my story recognized.

My early success did not end there. In eighth grade I once again dazzled the educational world with my gripping adaptation of "The Little Match Girl". I concede that the world was not quite ready for the, ahem, brilliance of "The Little Flashlight Girl" but I persevered.

I began pursuing publication in 2001. My three completed Roman Historical manuscripts have received many accolades including a final in the 2006 RWA Golden Heart where I met the other crazy people, er the other Banditas of this blog. Currently, I’m hard at work on a new and exciting paranormal series based on Irish mythology. Not surprising since Ireland is my spiritual and genetic home. And believe me, driving in Ireland you become spiritual real quick!

I’ve told you about me, now tell us about you! Join us daily as we talk about life, love and the pursuit of happiness be it chocolate or great books.


Joan's Fun Facts

Did you know?  I'm a multiple ribbon winner at the Kentucky State Fair! Cakes and cookies are my specialty resulting in over 100 ribbons including a Cake Sweepstakes! Cake that's won the most? Chocolate Chip Cake.

I've been to Ireland five times! I have an Express Scone card :D

I love my baby cats!



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And that is….   SHANNON! Grab the chocolate bunny and a jelly bean or two and send your information to Lisa Tapp at email hidden; JavaScript is required *Remember, for downloads or gift card we need an accurate email Joanie…hopping down the bunny trail..


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Joan:  Welcome Lisa! Pull up a seat, grab an appetizer from the buffet and select your cabana boy. Lisa: Hey Joan! Let’s see, Chair? Check. (Standard desk issue.) Appetizer? Check (ice cream – I believe you should start with the best first so you know you have room!) Cabana Boy? Darn! I knew I was missing something. Joan LOL, Lisa! No worries. We provide all our guests with a cabana boy or gladiator of their choice. They are eager to serve ….just like those Schmoos from Little Abner who lived JUST to feed people. (Paelo! I saw that! Don’t you
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Ok, ok….I’ll get it over with. Today is my birthday. And I’m stunned. I look at the year of my birth, calculate the time, divide by days, carry the 2 and dang gone it! How did I get to be the age of my mother?? Now, don’t get me wrong. I am blessed in SO many ways, not just chronologically. But it’s impossible for my mind (my increasingly FORGETFUL mind) to wrap around the age of …I’ll say it. I’ll say it….56! THUNK Wha…wha…gotta stop doing that cause yanno…fractured hips. In the mirror I see lines and wrinkles. The veins
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