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Mere Joyce

Mere Joyce

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Mere Joyce is a Canadian author of books for young adults. Her writing includes contemporary tales, high-action mysteries, and her personal favorite–ghost stories. When she’s not writing, Mere can be found teaching library studies, or spending time at home with her family in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She’s also been known to be a selective, yet highly enthusiastic fangirl.

Mere's novels include:

  • Blank Canvas (Evernight Teen, 2015)
  • Getting the Brush Off (Orca Book Publishers, 2017)
  • Shadow (Orca Book Publishers, 2018)
  • Shade - Oracle of Senders, 1 (7S Pub 2018/Independent - Shattered Tea Press, 2020)
  • Revenant - Oracle of Senders, 2 (7S Pub 2019/Independent - Shattered Tea Press 2020)
  • Things That Fall (Dancing Cat Books, 2019)
  • Jelly Roll (Orca Book Publishers, 2020)
  • The Catafal's Crow - Of Fear and Flowers, 1 (Evernight Teen, 2021)
  • Wraith - Oracle of Senders, 3 (Shattered Tea Press, 2021)
  • The Cavial's Charge - Of Fear and Flowers, 2 (Evernight Teen, 2021)
  • Presence - Oracle of Senders, 3.5 (Shattered Tea Press, 2021).
Nova Scotia


Blank Canvas. Evernight Teen, 2014
Getting the Brush Off. Orca Book Publishers, 2017
Shadow. Orca Book Publishers, 2017
Shade (Oracle of Senders, bk 1). Seven Sisters Publishing, 2018
Revenant (Oracle of Senders, bk 2). Seven Sisters Publishing, 2019
Things That Fall. Dancing Cat Books, 2019
Jelly Roll. Orca Book Publishers, 2020
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

Topics can include:

  • Book-specific presentations focusing on the inspiration and/or writing process – these presentations include a short reading from the text, plus a question and answer period
  • The writing/publication process, including Mere’s personal stories of how writing as a teen shaped her future writing career
  • Theme or genre-specific presentations (e.g. writing Contemporary fiction, plotting a Mystery, Getting into a character’s mind)
  • Book club discussion – Sharing thoughts and talking about themes in a chosen work

Talks on other topics and personalized presentations are always an option!

Presentation Length:
45 minutes-1 hour for Presentation; Up to 3 hours for workshop
Young Adult, Middle Grade, Creative Writing
Audience Size:
Workshop Description:

Workshops typically range from 1-3 hours in length, depending on topic and audience. Workshops include both interactive activities and individual writing time. Workshops are geared toward ages 12 and up. Topics can include:

  • Write What You Know Nothing About: Using Research to Learn More About the World Around You (2-3 hours)
  • Crafting a Character: Methods for Character Creation (1 hour)
  • Living in Your Own Universe: Creating a World for Your Story (1-3 hours)