About Joycie Reilly

Vegetarian – Loves Animals
Inspirational Author & Poet
Idealist – Believes in Freedom
Favorite Colours – Green & Blue
Pisces – Otherworldly Dreamer
Irish – Celtic Leanings
Bard – Druid Leanings
Environmentalist – Earth Warrior

I have been a scribbler all my life. Whenever I felt the urge to write, I grabbed whatever paper I could find and scribbled stories and poems. Wherever scribbling material was to be found, I wrote on it. This included between the lines of my Enid Blyton books, the white top and bottom margins of my parent’s ‘Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Coat’ program, bits of copybook paper and even blank pages torn from other books.
The storyteller in me also found voice in play – play that to my Mother’s dismay, involved taking down ashtrays, combs, pens and plugs onto the floor and transforming these ordinary appliances into kings and queens and witches and wizards that lived in lands made of ice-cream and honey. I can never remember feeling deprived at my lack of toys but then having an amazing imaginary land to visit whenever I pleased, more than made up for it.
The poems found in my book, ‘Inner Rumblings,’ were written on small pieces of paper, torn out copybook pages and even on blank pages at the end of my biology book – lack of paper was never going to stop my urge to write.
The later poems were typed on my laptop but only after I had scribbled them into a notebook. Pen and paper has always been my method of choice for poems, it is the only way I can translate my emotions onto the page and I stick to it even today. Stories I type – stories are different and writing my new fantasy book creates a space for time to be spirited away as I lose myself in hours of writing.
I wonder if it was the excitement and pleasure of my childhood, that made early teens so tough for me – the adult world held none of the wonder of the childhood one and I was brought there kicking and screaming – a world where poems were the only outlet for the inner me – the me that was trapped and unable to get out.
The mysterious calling of the book ‘Inner Rumblings’ and the poems inside it’s pages is of a wolf child who longs to be free, to dance in the rain, make faces and play, not caring about what anyone thinks of her. One day I hope to find peace and let her be free again.
I live in the South East of Ireland, with my husband Pat. I love taking long isolated walks along the cliffs and watching the movement of the waves. It is on one such walk that I found the inspiration for the name of this book.
My goal is to help other writers to find their own unique creative voice. And to this end I am running Creative Voice Workshops where authors and poets can discover their own inner artist. I am a self-published author and a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors.

The poems span from early teens to adult life and they include the trials, the loves, the losses, the joys and the sorrows of my emotional journey. Hit the link above to be brought to amazon where you can purchase a print or Ebook version.