Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Meet and Tell

I know I've been something of a mystery since I first took on the nickname of Clippership and began interacting with other people online. Even my author name, Joyce Alton is a pseudonym. There are good reasons why I'm protecting my identity. But I don't want to continue to be an unknown quantity. So I'm opening up my blog this week to you. Ask me anything you like and if it doesn't violate one of my reasons for privacy, I'll be happy to answer.
I love all the sky we see in my part of Idaho.

I'll start you off with 5 facts about me:

1 - I'm married and have three children.

2 - I moved around a lot so I don't have a hometown or home state. I currently reside in Idaho.

3 - My favorite colors are blue, green, and purple. (Not necessarily in that order.)

4 - My favorite season is autumn, my least favorite is summer.

5 - Despite my age, I know the names of many more older actors and actresses than I do current actors and actresses. (Older as in from the 1930's through the 1950's.)

After you ask me a question, please tell me something about you. What you're writing, what the weather's like, what's on your list of things to do before you die, anything like that. Please no plugs to buy anything.


  1. Sometimes I forget you are Clippership. lol What made you choose Joyce Alton as a pen name?

    I say I grew up in Delaware, but I was born in Pennsylvania, lived there until I was 9, and claim to be a Pennsylvanian.

    1. Good question, and I've half forgotten the answer. I came up with the name in my early teens. Actually, I came up with four names and decided later on to go with Joyce Alton because the first name sounds friendly and upbeat and the last name will put my novels at the top of bookshelves, not down at the bottom where they're harder to see.

      I almost moved to Pennsylvania a few years back. We drove around the lower part of the state for a couple of days apartment hunting. I didn't expect to see so many rolling hills. Very lush countryside. It's a state I wouldn't mind visiting again.

  2. Ooh, this is a good one. Well, I'd like you to name three physical attributes about yourself that give us a hint what you look like. I've known you forever, but have no idea how to picture you in my head, which I find really weird.

    Here's three of mine: a) I'm 5'3" b) I have green eyes c) I can wiggle my ears without touching them.

    Yup. I bet you've got a perfect mental image of me now. ;)

    1. You can wiggle your ears? Cool!

      Three physical attributes:
      1 - I wear glasses.
      2 - I have straight, thick, red-brown hair.
      3 - I have a small nose.