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Rupp, Joyce M.

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Comments from the author about writing:  I write because I love to write more than anything else. The way words come together in a meaningful way gives me immense pleasure. I receive messages from people around the world telling me how much my writing has helped them on their journey of life. This is another reason why I write - to encourage my readers on their own path of life. The content of my writing centers on inspiring/motivating readers toward their own personal transformation. My work is mainly non-fiction prose, quite a bit of it on transitions, grief, and loss. I also have a book of poetry and a memoir on walking the Camino in Northern Spain.

Book Types: Nonfiction, Poetry Collection

Audience Types: Adult

Genre: Essays, Memoir, Self help

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee?  Usually, but the fee is negotiable.

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Author's Web site:

Publisher Information: 

  • Orbis Books, Michael Leach, P.O. Box 308, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0308 (914-941-7636)

  • Ave Maria Press & Sorin Books, Tom Grady, P.O. Box 428, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0428 (800-282-1865)

  • Crossroad Publishing, Gwendolyn Herder. 831 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977. 845-517-0180.

County:  Polk

Books By This Author

  • Fresh Bread: and other gifts of spiritual nourishment. Ave Maria Press,1985.
  • Praying Our Goodbyes. Ave Maria Press, 1988.
  • The Star in My Heart: experiencing Sophia, inner wisdom. Sorin Books, 1990.
  • May I Have This Dance? Ave Maria Press, 1992 .
  • Little Pieces of Light: darkness and personal growth. Paulist Press, 1994 .
  • Dear Heart, Come Home: the path of midlife spirituality. Crossroad Publishing Co., 1996.
  • The Cup of Our Life: a guide for spiritual growth. Ave Maria Press,1997.
  • Your Sorrow is My Sorrow: hope and strength in times of suffering. Crossroad Publishing Co.,1999.
  • May I Walk You Home?: Courage and comfort for caregivers of the very ill. Co-authored with Joyce Hutchison. Ave Maria Press, 1999.
  • Prayers to Sophia: a companion to The Star in My Heart. Sorin Books 2000.
  • Out of the Ordinary: prayers, poems and reflections for every season. Ave Maria Press, 2000.
  • Inviting God In: scriptural reflections and prayers throughout the year. Ave Maria Press, 2001.
  • The Cosmic Dance: an invitation to experience our oneness. Orbis Books, 2002.
  • Rest Your Dreams on a Little Twig. Sorin Books, 2003.
  • The Circle of Life: the heart’s journey through the seasons. Co-authored with Macrina Wiederkehr. Sorin Books, 2005.
  • Walk in a Relaxed Manner: life lessons on the Camino. Orbis Books, 2005.
  • Prayer. Orbis Books, 2007.
  • Open the Door: a journey to the true self. Sorin Books, 2008.
  • God’s Enduring Presence. Twenty Third Publications, 2008.
  • Now That You’ve Gone Home. Co-authored with Joyce Hutchison. Ave Maria Press, 2009.
  • Fragments of Your Ancient Name. Ave Maria Press, 2011.


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