"Stories of a past you never knew.
With characters you'll never forget."
is a #1 Amazon bestselling author,
mom, hiker, dog-lover, gardener of all things hardy that need no coddling, a recently-rededicated--but often backsliding--runner and, from time to time, an adjunct professor of literature
and creative writing.
To date, she's written 11 books, including historical and dual timeline novels such as the #1 bestselling A Tangled Mercy, set in Charleston, SC; Under a Gilded Moon, set at the Biltmore Estate during the Gilded Age and selected as a Humanities NC for its 2023 North Carolina Reads program; and the Christy Award-winning Blue Hole Back Home. Her children's picture books include A Crazy-Much Love and Sir Drake
the Brave. Her most recent historical mystery, A Bend of Light, set post-WW2 on the coast of Maine, features a cast of characters you will come to care for.
Joy loves to connect with readers and other writers, so a hundred thousand welcomes to you!
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