Joy started reading when she was four and learned to write soon after. Words on the page fascinated and delighted her. By the time she was five, she was writing stories and dreaming about writing books for other kids.
One day while vacuuming, an idea for a novel came to mind. She resisted diligently, but the characters in Rain Dance wouldn’t leave her alone. Finally, the only way to get past their nagging, she wrote the book.
Then she wrote a devotional titled Under His Wings and three children’s books.
While writing Rain Dance she had another idea for a second novel. At first, she thought it was a stand alone novel, but turns out it’s much more. Between the Lies is book one in The Northern Lights Series. Behind the Lies is in the editing phase and she’s outlining Beyond the Lies.
She’s also working on book one in The Mississippi Queens series – De’ ‘Ja Brewed is almost done and the cover is fantastic!
To learn more about all of Joy’s book check out her Amazon Page.
Joy married the love of her life almost forty years ago. She and Jon love their dog kids, Sophie & Tucker – a brother and sister team who stole their hearts. There’s a story behind their names, but that’s a blog post.
Joy loves Jesus and came to faith in Him when she was fifteen years old. When she’s not working she’s riding her John Deere Gator taking pictures on the 15 or so acres of wildflowers on the land she and Jon live on. Joy relaxes by taking pictures of the beauty that surrounds her. If the Oak Ridge Boys, Chris Tomlin, Johnny Cash, Donny Osmond, Toby Mac, or Nicole C. Mullen sings, she listens to it. Dragonflies, flowers, raccoons, fog, frogs, bugs (outside), and the wind fascinate her.
Just for fun, here is a collage of Jon, and yes that’s a raccoon on his shoulder. this wild one’s name was Fearless.
Joy would love to hear from you.