Joyce Yoder Guides Readers Through a Woman’s Life Lessons

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Author announces the release of ‘Memories from Grandma's Playhouse’.

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Life experiences are teachable moments and the lessons stay with us throughout our lives.

In her new memoir "Memories from Grandma's Playhouse" (published by AuthorHouse), author Joyce Yoder opens up to readers, taking them through her fondest and most impactful memories.

Raised on a small farm in a poor community in northern Lower Michigan, Yoder learned the value of working together as a family and the importance of the community and church pulling together during difficult times. She experienced the sorrows of death and the joys of childhood. Readers will laugh and cry with her as she shares the good, the bad, the funny, the sad and the mundane experiences that profoundly formed her character and identity.

An excerpt from "Memories from Grandma's Playhouse":

Think back as far as you can to your first memory. What comes to your mind? The first thing I can really remember is my mother rocking me when I was about two years old. We had an old rocking chair that had a laminated seat. The laminate had come loose and if you weren’t careful, your legs would get pinched. Mom has had a skin tag on her neck for as long as I can remember. As she rocked me, I picked at and pulled on the skin tag, and she let me!

Yoder is thankful for the opportunities her upbringing provided, and she hopes her book inspires others to write down their own memories and life lessons. "Although circumstances and situations are different, kids of all generations deal with the same feelings of insecurity, wanting to be popular and fit in, etc.," she says. "Life experiences are teachable moments and the lessons stay with us throughout our lives."

"Memories from Grandma's Playhouse"
By Joyce Yoder
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 76 pages | ISBN 9781477294949
E-Book | 76 pages | ISBN 9781477295724
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Joyce Yoder, one of six siblings, was raised on a small farm in northern Lower Michigan. Her parents bestowed upon her the importance of family, working together, community and honesty. Her memoir, "Memories from Grandma's Playhouse," is an account of her childhood and the experiences that shaped her into the woman she is today. Yoder lives with her husband in Colorado.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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