Memories of that first night remain so clear
Reaching down, you touched my cheek
You offered me eternal life
I wanted to be yours, completely
You slowly caressed my bare shoulders,
Joni says that her imagination has kept her company all her life. She remembers putting herself to sleep at night by telling herself stories. This may have stemmed from her mother reading to her every night and her father taking over after her mother died. They say that reading to your children spawns a love of reading and writing, and Joni supposes that she is living proof.
Although she tried writing in high school, Joni did not write her first novel until 1995. Since then there have been 2 novels, many short stories, and many more poems.
Her work has been showcased in Nightstalker: Land of Eternal Night, TimeWinder, Eternity, Angel Web, and Writer's Block.
She hopes to one day, not necessarily have a bestseller, but to be able to eke out a small living at writing.
-- Blue Unicorn