Joyce Derenas

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Joyce Derenas

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Joyce Derenas is the author of four novels, The Long Shot, Becca’s Kiss, Anna’s Wish and Mary’s Heart.

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Joyce Derenas is the author of four novels, The Long Shot, Becca’s Kiss, Anna’s Wish and Mary’s Heart. The Homecoming is the fifth book in the series, A Klondike Gold Miner’s Life, and revolves around the lives of four brothers who all participated in the Klondike Gold Rush. Next, she is planning a series called The New Americans to encompass six novellas about the lives of her grandparents and their ten children. For now, she writes exclusively about her French-Canadian ancestors and only after primary research. Joyce is a retired technical writer, and is particularly drawn to daily life. She lives in Worcester near her 100+ first cousins, most within ten miles of each other. You can reach Joyce at jderenas.sbwc@gmail.com.

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