Anastasia Raven Mysteries
News from Dead Mule Swamp
The Hollow Tree at Dead Mule Swamp
Paddy Plays in Dead Mule Swamp
Bury the Hatchet in Dead Mule Swamp
Dead Mule Swamp Druggist
Dead Mule Swamp Mistletoe
Dubois Files Children's Mysteries
The Secret Cellar
The ABZ Affair
The Bigg Boss
North Country Cache
Midland to Mackinac Hiking Trail Guide
Monthly column in the Ludington Daily News, "Get Off The Couch"
Article in the Summer-Fall 2011 issue of Your National Forests, called "Sample and Savor the North Country."
Regular contributor to North Star, the magazine of the North Country Trail Association.
Articles appeared in the following issues:
"Heart & Sole"- a feature showcasing volunteers ran sporadically from January 1998 to January 2007
"Luna Moth"- July 2018
"The Passing of Some Serious Trail Magic"- April 2018
"Enduring Service Award"- August 2017
"Foxglove Poisoning- Take This One Seriously"- August 2017
"Leave Poison Hemlock Alone"- April 2017
"Poison Plant... What Does that Mean?"- January 2017
"Pokeweed - Edible or Poisonous?"- April 2016
"2600 Miles Per Shirt"- April 2016
"Inspiring North Country Trail Hikers Since 1978"
"Those Irrepressible GIRLS"- October 2011
"I Did it For the Patch"- December 2010
"Southern Ohio- Technically There Are No Hills"- December 2009
"There's No Outsmarting the Damp"- October 2001
"Baby Steps on the Giant Trail (2)"- July 2001
"Baby Steps on the Giant Trail (1)"- April 2001
"North Country Cache- The Early Steps"- January 2001
"North Country Cache- Introduction"- October 2000
"W2K"- January 2000
"Breaking Ice Along the Road"- January 1999
"A Thing About Trails"- April 1998
"The Best of Winter Hiking... And the Rest"- January 1998
Collections of Get Off the Couch columns:
Get Off the Couch with Joan
Fall Off the Couch Laughing
Writing about Faith
Devotions for Hikers 2007
Would You Dare? 1986
articles in the anthology Parents and Children
article in the anthology The Christian Life
major contributor to the Life Application Bible notes
"Now, Then, When,"
in the anthology Elements of Life, published 2013
"Toby and Harry," is available in the anthology Thirteen Stories by Us (proceeds go to a charitable cause)
"The Case of the Cautious Couple," is available in the anthology Short and Fun Stories Volume 1
Works accepted for Publication
"Invisible," and "The Case of the Cautious Couple" - short stories,
will be included in an anthology, named Elements of Love, to be published (date not set).
"Thirty-eight"- a short story, and "Digital Lament" - a poem,
will be included in an anthology, named Elements of Pain, to be published (date not set).
"The Third Person"- a short story,
will be included in an anthology, named Elements of Passion, to be published (date not set).
"Thank You"- a short story,
will be included in an anthology, named Elements of Grace, to be published (date not set).
"On Time for the Wedding," and "Ebeneezer," are two additional short stories which will be available soon for digital download at Twin Trinity Media
Works in Progress
Moose In Boots- a children's book
North Country Quest- the rest of the NCT hike
Veggie Lovers Backpacking Cookbook
Off the Couch and Into the Wild
Blogs by Joan H. Young - visit, enjoy!
My Quality Day - a personal list of elements that help me remember that any day will have some redeeming quality, usually something outside
Shark Bytes and Tales Joan H. Young's author blog
Off the Sanctuary Wall - Exploring Christian faith with intelligence and integrity (and a quirk or two)
North Country Trail News - News items for anyone with an interest in the North Country National Scenic Trail
Get Off The Couch News - News concerning quiet, outdoor recreation in West Michigan
Just Throw Money - trying to make more than 25 cents a day by blogging
Shark's Short Story Reviews - reviews of classic and new short stories
You Love to Hate Accordion - An accordion player pokes fun at the the instrument, while hopefully encouraging a tiny bit of appreciation.
Poster for "High Hopes Wearing Sweaty Socks" (a pdf file)
Poster for book signing (a pdf file)
Poster to promote book sales (a pdf file)
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