Joyce Holt - Bio

When not writing, Holt reads, draws caricatures, works logic puzzles, tinkers with her website, translates Norwegian folk songs into English, practices on her Celtic harp and fipple flute (recorder), plies the ancient crafts of tablet weaving and sprang netting, supports her local branch of the SCA (a medieval reenactment society, see below), and sews Halloween costumes for her grandchildren and period garb (see below) for herself. In an earlier stage of life she was a computer programmer and data analyst.

Once a year Holt competes in the local chalk art contest, visits the local kindergarten as Mother Goose (with ventriloquist puppet Goosey Gander), and sings alto in the Messiah.

Holt misses her border collie buddy (though she's really a cat person at heart). She used to like squirrels, but no longer, not after they dug up a reseeded lawn at her old place and climbed up her window screens at the new place. She has been known to chase raccoons down the street in the middle of the night when they come prowling at her goldfish pond.

Storytelling in pictures:

Holt occasionally teaches classes in the SCA :

SCA : The Society for Creative Anachronism, a fun-loving organization
devoted to exploring the arts, crafts, sciences, and lifestyles
of the Dark Ages and Medieval periods

period garb : historically authentic reproduction
of clothing worn during the past

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