About Joyce Keller Walsh- Mysteries, Mainstream, Non-Fiction, Scripts
Joyce Keller Walsh- Award-winning playwright and author of six books including the mystery/thriller trilogy, “The Pittsley County Chronicles” (Juckets, Swamp Yankees, and Bog Men). Her filmscript of Juckets has recently been optioned (2014) for a feature movie by Command Performance Productions.
She has also authored an historical/psychological mystery, Winterkill. Her mainstream novel, Strummin’ the Banjo Moon, was nominated for a National Book Award. Her latest published book is a nonfiction investigation of a cold case murder, SLEUTH-blog, and she is currently working on a new mystery involving genetically modified organisms (GMOs) entitled Feathered Serpents, which she expects to be completed by Summer (2015).
Ms. Walsh’s plays have been produced in Boston and New York, and her awards include an Artist’s Grant in Playwriting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council; ‘Best Original Script’ from the American Regional Theatre Award (ARTA); and a Playwriting Fellowship from the Artists Foundation of Massachusetts. She has just completed (2015) a full-length play entitled “Kazorkis Descending,” and a one-act play entitled “Weaving Woolly Mammoths.” Both plays are comedy-dramas and are currently being circulated for potential production.
She is a co-founder of Authors Without Borders (AWB) and contributor to the collective volume of short stories by AWB entitled Loose Ends, as well as co-host of “Authors Without Borders Presents,” a monthly cable t.v. program currently airing in New Bedford, MA, interviewing regional authors.
Ms. Walsh holds a Bachelor’s Degree from New York University in English and a Master’s Degree from Harvard University in Psychology. Formerly, she was the Managing Editor of an international journal of cancer epidemiology (“Cancer Causes and Control”) at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). She is co-editor of the volume, Mortality and Morbidity in the United States (Harvard Univ. Press), and co-author of “Health of the United States Population” in The Horizons of Health (Harvard Univ. Press), as well as “Health of Americans,” in Preventive and Community Medicine (Little, Brown & Co.). Her other nonfiction writing includes numerous magazine and newspaper articles.
Her presentations include AWB panel discussions in various venues (“Hook for the Book,” “New Age Challenges in Writing & Publishing,” “The Art of Writing—The Business of Publishing,”) as well as her own workshop, “The ABC’s of Writing.” Ms. Walsh has appeared on television and radio, and served on the boards of several theatre companies and on the Lakeville Arts Council, several environmental organizations, and as a judge for the P.R. Awards of the Massachusetts Library Association.
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