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ISBN 978-0-9817244-6-1

Emma, Lucie & the Quilted Animals
by Joy Troyer
Illustrated by Members of the Mt Tam Quilt Guild

Come visit Emma and Lucie in Quilt Land.  In Quilt Land, there are lots of quilters and lots of animals. 
Join the girls as the look for (and find) animals of all sorts. 
A blue Jay comes along to explain some basics about quilts and how the ones in this book were made.

This book features 56 quilts made by members of the Mt Tam Quilt Guild.

Recommended for ages 4-8.

Available on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble

ISBN 978-0-9817244-8-5

The Ball That Wouldn't Bounce
by Joyce Novicky Martinez

A delightful children's picture book about a ball that wouldn't bounce
until it found a child who loved it.

Joyce Novicky Martinez wrote and illustrated this book when she was in
grammar school (around 1965-69) and has finally decided to publish it.

Recommended for ages 3-8.

Available on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble

ISBN 978-0-9817244-4-7

The Everything Seed
A Story of Beginnings

by Carole Martignacco
Illustrated by Joy Troyer

“The facts of science and the wonder of myth combine in this unusual creation story..Troyer’s explosive batik illustrations... capture the subject’s mystery and timelessness in wild swirls of color against deep black, as the words offer a unique, cosmic view that celebrates the divine without rejecting science.”       -- Booklist

"The Everything Seed" is available on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

ISBN 978-0-9817244-5-4 

La Semilla de Todo
Un Cuento Del Principia del Tiempo

par Carole Martignacco, llustrado par Joy Troyer
Traduccion por Enrique Gomez, Santiago Martinez and Mary Martinez

“Los hechos de la ciencia y la maravilla del mito se combinan en esta historia inusual de la creación. Las explosivas ilustraciones batik de Troyer capturan el misterio del sujeto y la intemporalidad en remolinos salvajes de color contra negros profundos, ya que las palabras ofrecen una visión única y cósmica que celebra lo divino sin rechazar la ciencia.”  -- Booklist

"La Semilla de Todo" is now available on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

ISBN 978-0-9817244-1-6 
$10.00 retail

Looking for Truth
Meditations on the Gospels by Joy Troyer

 Joy did not write this from a love of the scriptures.  In fact, it was quite the opposite.  Her experience with the misuse of the Bible had kept her away for many years.  Now she reexamines these texts from a new perspective.  Instead of looking for answers, she looks for truth.  Joy is a Unitarian Universalist who attends Orthodox Christian services with her husband. 

In our congregation at St. Nicholas, at the beginning of Great Lent, we celebrate Forgiveness Sunday.  Each congregant faces each other congregant one at a time.  Each says, “Forgive me.”  And each responds with “God forgives.”  It is a really amazing experience.  Though we ask each person present for forgiveness, no one has to admit to a failing and no one has to say “I forgive you.”  But I face each person, wondering whether or not I’ve offended them; wondering how much forgiveness I need.  And the answer comes back the same each time.  God forgives.


I don’t know who or what God is or how God’s forgiveness works.  But I believe that we have the ability to recover from our mistakes, even those that other people fail to forgive, even those of others that I have not forgiven.  I think that we need to believe that there is forgiveness, somewhere in the universe.  Forgiveness from God that comes as a part of nature, even when we don’t know we need it.  Forgiveness that opens our eyes to the needs around us, encourages us to forgive others, heals our own wounds and allows us to grow, if only we will accept it.

                                                                                       -- Excerpt from "God Forgives" meditation

Read an entire meditation from the book.

$8.00 retail


by Lois Irene Mann Pressler
Illustrated by Joy Troyer

Pressler's whimsical poem and Troyer's bright artwork together give us a joyful description of wind in all its various forms.

Available directly from Joy Troyer.