At 1 pm on Sunday, July 17th, returning participant and author Amy Block Joy will give a roundtable titled "Taos to Press in 16 months: My Wonderful Experience as a Participant!" Here's more info from Amy on the roundtable and herself:
Amy came to Taos in July 2008 to begin the writing of her memoir. After a consultation at Taos with Editor Alan Rinzler, they worked together for 12 months--writing and editing a chapter a month. In January 2010 she found a publisher. Amy's talk will include a short reading from her book and a description of her experience on how her book came to be including tips for self marketing and author events.
Amy Block Joy, Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, was born in New York and educated at the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently a professor at UC Davis teaching a class called "Eating Green". Her first book, Whistleblower is the nail-biting true story of what happens when someone with a lifelong habit of going along to get along is confronted with criminal activity she can't ignore. Amy Joy--scientist, educator and administrator--was happy and comfortable conducting research while administering a $14 million program for poor families. Certainly, nothing she had previously experienced prepared her for the resistance, collusion, and retaliation she encountered when she discovered embezzlement at the University where she had worked for more than 30 years.
She can be found online at: www.amyblockjoy.com