Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tribute to Joyce Sterling Scarbrough


One of my diva sisters, Joyce Scarbrough, better known to us as Blue Diva, has been on my mind quite a bit. Why?

Joyce is one of those kind of people who keep her issues inside while always coming with a kind and encouraging word for others. She has strong shoulders and is a die-hard friend. She's honest and she has the strength of character to stand up for what she believes in even if no one else agrees.

I see her on Facebook daily. She's faithful to her Mobile writer's group. She's responsive to her fans and readers. She's wonderful at marketing her books (TRUE BLUE FOREVER; DIFFERENT ROADS; SYMMETRY) without coming across as pushy or overbearing. She never asks for anything but is always giving.

She writes. She bowls. She organizes. She supports her husband in his career and sports. She supports her children in their endeavors. She's an all around champ and if she ran for president next term, she'd have my vote. I love you, Joyce Sterling Scarbrough!

16 comments:

The Belle in Blue said...

Thanks, Debbie! I love you too, and offer this as proof to all those naysayers who don't think online friends are "real" friends. And you never fail to brighten my day when I see your beautiful smile on Facebook! Bless you and your family!

zxcvbnm said...

I couldn't have put it better myself. She is always there for each one of us. Thank you, Joyce.
Tanja

unwriter said...

She writes very well also. Yes, she is a very good online fiend. Only in Jay's group is fiend a good thing.

JanetElaineSmith said...

I so agree with you on your take on Joyce, Debbie. I got acquainted with her on a group called Jay's Writers World, and she is always supportive of the other members, plus she is a load of fun. Thanks for spreading the good news about a fine friend. And yes, the Internet brings so many wonderful new friends, it's unbelievable.
Janet Elaine Smith, multi-genre author

Betty Gordon said...

Joyce, what a glowing tribute!! I know you from L&L Dreamspell, but there's so much more.

Betty Gordon

Jay Hudson said...

Debbie,I'm with you! Joyce is just a terrific person.I count myself very fortunate to be one of her friends.Jay Hudson
jayswritersworld@yahoogroups.com

Pauline B Jones said...

How lovely! What I know of Joyce, she is wonderful!

Christine Taylor said...

Absolutely agree.

Lacresha Hayes said...

Joyce is one of my greatest friends and I love her to pieces. She's supported me through all sorts of stuff and her writing is fantastic. Love you, Joyce.

Samantha Richards said...

You go on and keep impressing them with your sweetness and capabilities Joyce. Your divas are behind you all the way.

Vicky Warren said...

Proud to be affiliated with you all, and particularly you, Joyce. We love you Blue Diva

Joe Prentis said...

Wonderful, shameless praise, Joyce. You deserve every word and then more.

Joe Prentis

Chrishawn said...

Love you, Joyce!

Joyce Anthony said...

She is indeed all that and much more!! I'm proud to have had the chance to know Joyce. ((Hugs)) Miss Joyce :-)

K.T. said...

We all love you, Joyce. We love how your beauty shines through even a computer monitor

chiccoreal said...

Joyce's writing delves into the complexities of human nature with much skill and finesse. Her approach to writing is keen and sensitive; the hallmarks of a great writer. The many roles portrayed shows how Joyce shines as a professional juggling all the roles women must wear. And she never wears out the charm! Jane Jones from Mike's Writing Workshop (Yahoo).