Welcome to the online, dust bunny-free cyber home of blogger and writer Joanne Brokaw, where nothing is organized, your cup of tea comes with a side of dog hair, and nobody cares if you track muddy paw prints across the kitchen floor. It's a mess, but life is messy business. That's what makes it fun!
"Suddenly Stardust" releases July 31st!
"If there was a land called I Could Never Because I'm Afraid, I would be the queen. I would sit on an enormous throne wearing a mighty crown and regal robes, and I'd be known far and wide for my ability to come up with excuses to avoid doing even the things I actually wanted to do. But when I turned 50, I went to an improv workshop. That's when I hopped a train from the land of I Could Never and got off at the next station, Maybe I Can."
- from "Suddenly Stardust: a memoir, of sorts, about fear, freedom & improv", releasing July 31, 2019, from Wordcrafts Press
What they're saying about "What The Dog Said":
"My favorite books are those that make you laugh, cry, and think--and that's just what this charming collection of stories accomplishes. Brokaw's writing is in entertaining yet sincere."
Carrie Anne Noble, author of "The Mermaid's Sister"
"Life is funny and packed with poignant lessons. So is Joanne Brokaw's 'What The Dog Said.' This book reminds us that each day is an adventure filled with yucks of laughter and yucks of boogers (from dogs and kids). Tickle that funny bone; pluck those heart strings; read this book!"
Kelsey Timmerman, author of "Where Am I Wearing" and "Where Am I Eating"
"'What The Dog Said" [the title story] made me cry...twice. Without a doubt the BEST dog story in short form I have ever read. Beautiful and powerful. Able to say with such few words what an entire novel by others could not."
Torry Martin, actor, author, screenwriter, creator of Adventures in Odyssey character Wooten Bassett
Wonder Dog Arts
Visit my Etsty store for a selection of wearable art pendants, hand painted bookmarks, magnets, and more. The selection is always changing, and I'll hopefully have paintings available by spring.
You can also visit Sylvan Starlight Creations, 50 State St, Bldg C, Pittsford, New York 14534 for a larger selection of my bookmarks.
A Happy Accident Improv
Let Sara and I - performing as A Happy Accident Improv - entertain your guests with our quirky Ask Us Anything Booth (an audience favorite at the 2018 Fringe Festival). We'll bring games, props, and lots of bad advice in this highly interactive entertaining show that's great for proms, weddings, festivals, holiday parties, and more! Click here for more info.
My Life as Polly Pocket
Follow along as Polly Pocket periodically reenacts scenes from my life on my My Life As Polly Pocket FB page.
Notes From The Funny Farm
A decades worth of random musings, blog posts, dog stories, bad writing, good writing, and humor columns, all jumbled together in one place. Think of it as a laundry pile of words.