Joyce has had it with her family (especially with UFO-sighting Elaine who loves her guinea pig more than her own sister). Her solution? Move out of the house and pitch a tent on the roof for the summer. But when she spots a boy watching her from a neighboring roof she’s stunned-and intrigued. Brian recently lost his brother, and the two instantly bond over their messed-up families. To help Brian repair his brother’s truck, they concoct a scheme to build and sell tickets to a UFO display. Even Elaine agrees to help… until unexpected events test the limits of Joyce’s family ties.
Joyce Magnin is the author of more than a dozen books. including the award-winning Bright’s Pond series, the Harriet Beamer novels, Maybelle in Stitches (Quilts of Love Series) and three middle-grade novels, Jelly Bean Summer, Carrying Mason and Cake-Love, Chickens and Taste of Peculiar which was awarded a Kirkus starred review. Her debut novel, The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow (Bright’s Pond) was named one of the top five titles of 2009 by Library Journal.
Joyce is a staff author for Rabbit Publishing where she writes the Honey Moon books and collaborates on the Harry Moon titles. Joyce also writes curriculum with Rabbit Publishing based on the popular middle-grade series. She loves to visit school and talk about the magical world of books and writing. You can learn more about Harry and Honey Moon at Harrymoon.com
“Writing and story have always been a part of my life. I love to share my passion, my joy and my personal adventure.” ~ Joyce Magnin Joyce has also worked as a teacher’s assistant and for a time her secret identity was Cafeteria Monitor. Her experience with children has been invaluable to her. She lives in Vancouver, WA with her son, Adam and their tiny dog, Minnie—because she’s so mini. Joyce loves to play RPGs, reading, cross-stitch and cream soda. Joyce has never eaten a scallop.