As a child, I loved to dream away the days in an old cherry tree on my family’s pony farm. In my imagination, the tree became a beautiful Arabian stallion, a medieval castle and even a pirate ship. I got in trouble for making my bratty little sisters walk the plank, but hey, they never broke any bones. On rainy days, I headed for my fort in the hayloft. While the rain thudded on the cedar-shingled roof, I read books, eventually trading Carolyn Keene for Georgette Heyer.Today, I live on the family ranch in the Cascade foothills of Washington state in what was once a summer vacation cabin. It’s been modernized and even has indoor plumbing—woo-hoo! I share the cabin with my two cats or maybe, they share it with me.I usually write at night after a long day on the ranch. Some days are longer and harder than others, so I’m happy when I manage five days of writing in a week. I still love summer and spending all day on the farm, but I’m just as busy, since there are 26 horses to look after, along with other assorted animals and plenty of kids to teach about them.I’ve had a lot of adventures over the years—and I plan to write all about them. I hope you enjoy reading about them!
Mere Joyce is a Canadian author of books for young adults. Her writing includes contemporary tales, high-action mysteries, and her