The second wonderful thing is the release of the Minnesota Fiction Writers anthology of love stories.  Available now!


After a nasty divorce, Tibby Beachem wants a predictable, tidy life with no surprises. So when she's fished out of the lake by a man who stirs unwanted desires, she's shaken. It takes a little girl to teach her that if she wants the prize, she's got to take a risk.

All proceeds of this book benefits Midwest Fiction Writers in providing learning opportunities for all writers.

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.

                                                               Author Unknown

June, 2016 

Lot's of things happening this month. The first is a scrumptious blog hop. Tasty recipes at each stop and lots of prizes. To join hop on over to Audra's blog or like my facebook page below.

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A blend of mystery and romance

​​Joyce Proell

This brownie recipe is one of my favorites. It's moist and has a dense chocolate flavor. Truly delish! 

Best Brownies Ever

2 ounces sweetened chocolate

4 ounces semisweet chocolate

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 large eggs

1/4 cup flour

1 cup walnuts or pecans (loosely chopped or broken)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare an eight inch square pan with foil overhanging the sides. Butter foil. Place both the chocolates and the butter in a heavy saucepan on moderately low heat. Stir occasionally until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in the salt, vanilla, sugar, and then add the eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. Add flour and stir briskly until the mixture is smooth and shiny. Stir in nuts.

Turn mixture into the pan. Bake 40 minutes, or until a toothpick, inserted into the middle, comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in the pan. Place in freezer about an hour. Remove brownies from pan. Cut into 16 pieces.


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What the readers are saying about Joyce's books ...   

A Deadly Truth - "A thoroughly enjoyable murder mystery!" 

                                                                        InD'Tale Magazine, September, 2013

A Burning Truth - "Wonderfully written historical fiction novel filled with mystery, suspense and romance,  making it appealing to any reader."               Jaidis Shaw, May, 2014

A Burning Truth - "This novel is sure to please a wide range of readers." 

                                                                       Laurie's Thoughts, September, 2014

A Wicked Truth - "Fans of historical mysteries with a taste of romance should enjoy this book immensely.  

                   Definitely Recommended."           Long and Short Reviews, October, 2015 

A Wicked Truth - "I am confident that once you read about Cady and Doyle you will become hooked."                                                           Tammy's Teatime Blog, October, 2015                           

Eliza - "The story had enough twists and turns to keep me interested to the last page."

                                                                          C.E. Davis