Mere Joyce

Mere Joyce is an author of books for young adults. Her writing includes contemporary tales, high-action mysteries, fairy-tale fantasies, and her personal favorite–ghost stories. When she’s not writing, Mere can be found teaching library studies, or spending time at home with her family outside of Antigonish. She’s also been known to be a selective, yet highly enthusiastic fangirl.


  • Presence (Oracle of Senders, 3.5) – Independent/Shattered Tea Press, 2021
  • The Cavial’s Charge (of Fear and Flowers, 2) – Evernight Teen, 2021
  • Wraith (Oracle of Senders, 3) – Independent/Shattered Tea Press, 2021
  • The Catafal’s Crow (of Fear and Flowers, 1) – Evernight Teen, 2021
  • Jelly Roll – Orca Book Publishers, 2020
  • Revenant (Oracle of Senders, 2) – (Originally 7S Pub) Independent/Shattered Tea Press, 2019
  • Things that Fall – Dancing Cat Books, 2019
  • Shade (Oracle of Senders, 1) – (Originally 7S Pub) Independent/Shattered Tea Press, 2018
  • Shadow – Orca Book Publishers, 2018
  • Getting the Brush Off – Orca Book Publishers, 2017
  • Blank Canvas – Evernight Teen, 2015
  • Jelly Roll – CCBC Best Books Kids and Teens, Spring 2021
  • Shadow – Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection, Summer 2018; CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens, Fall 2018

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Recommended Experience Levels

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) recommends that each workshop’s participants share a level or range of writing / publication experience. This is to ensure each participant gets value from the workshop⁠ and is presented with information, strategies, and skills that suit their current writing priorities.

To this end, the “Recommended experience level” section of each workshop description refers to the following definitions developed by WFNS:

  • New writers: those who have been writing creatively for less than two years and/or have not yet been published in any form.
  • Emerging writers: those who have been writing creatively for less than five years and/or have some short publications (poems, stories, or essays) in literary magazines, journals, or anthologies.
  • Established writers/authors: those with numerous publications in magazines, journals, or anthologies and/or a full-length book publication.
  • Professional authors: those with two or more full-length book publications.

For “intensive” and “masterclass” workshops, which provide more opportunities for peer-to-peer (that is, participant-to-participant) feedback, the recommended experience level should be followed.

For all other workshops, the recommended experience level is just that—a recommendation—and we encourage potential participants to follow their own judgment when registering.

If you’re uncertain of your experience level with regard to any particular workshop, please feel free to contact us at