Mum received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the City University of New York many years ago. For nearly forty-five years she worked in the scientific information publishing business as a translator, indexer, and, for twenty years, as a manager of other scientists. She has seen the business change from printing of paper journals to electronic processing and production of information.
After retiring in 2008, Mum participated in the National Novel Writing program for the first time and has 'won' NaNoWriMo almost every year since, producing drafts of romantic mysteries and fantasy novels. The Crimson Orb was first written for NaNoWriMo in 2010 and it went through several revisions before being published by the Phantasm imprint of Assent Publications in June 2014.
She perfected her writing skills in classes and writing groups at Writers Village University where she’s served as a mentor and intern for the F2K survey course and facilitated literature classes for the MFA certificate program there.
Her two flash mysteries, Natural Causes and Say Cheese were published in the anthologies The Darwin Murders and Tasteful Murders. A short story, Princess Petra, appears in The Way Back anthology.
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My book website: www.fantasybyjoycehertzoff.com
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