Fancy Steelhead Seen Crossing Aromas Bridge
Monday, May 13, 2019
"Muraling for Fun and Profit" I am especially proud of this book (recently published) because it contains pictures of many of my murals. Tomi Edmiston did a wonderful job putting the book together for me. If you have ever considered painting a mural, this book will walk you through it. Happy muraling!
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Hello, my name is Joyce Oroz and I'm writing my eleventh book in the Josephine Stuart Mystery series. In this book I'm talking about a Honda Civic with dark tinted windows, big exhaust pipes and it's painted mettalic purple. What is the modern slang for this car? If you can help with this question, please contact me at email@example.com
thanks for listening!
New Books published in 2018
September--Annie Gets Her Bounce--children's book written and illustrated by Joyce Oroz
October--Hill Street Clues--a Josephine Stuart Mystery by Joyce Oroz
November--Muraling for Fun and Profit--written and illustrated by Joyce Oroz
Yes, I've been busy. Now I have three more books I'm working on.
I accidentally found out that I love to multi-task--at least when writing and painting. I loved skipping back and forth from writing to illustration to writing and back to painting.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
Animals have it made. Their people make the rules, but if a rule is broken—such as a puddle on the floor, claw marks on the drapes or a chewed-up slipper—all is soon forgiven. After all, how much does a little dog or cat understand about the great big world?
As up-right, up-tight thumb-toting creatures, people are the only ones capable of figuring out how to survive in a complex world, and we have gobs of electronic apps to prove it. We motorize, harmonize, polarize, synchronize and subsidize. We fuss, stress and overreact on a regular basis while our pets keep a cool head.
Ironically, it’s our pets who make us smile, bring our blood pressure down and teach us the real laws of nature—respect, thankfulness, joy and peace. They have it, we want it. Just by being around our pets, we learn how to be better people. Writing them into our stories makes us all happy.
I love to write about animals. My latest book, Scent of a Swindle deals with a menagerie of animals living on the white carpets of Prunedale.
If you don’t have a pet to love, just contact your local SPCA. They have a variety of dogs and cats (skip the alligators) who are willing and able to give you their respect, gratitude and unconditional love.