About the Author
Joy Jordan-Lake is the bestselling author of eight books, including the #1 Amazon Bestseller A Tangled Mercy and Blue Hole Back Home, which won the Christy Award in 2009 for Best First Novel. Her latest novel Under a Gilded Moon was released on 12.01.20.
She holds a PhD in English Literature, founded a food pantry in New England for women and families experiencing homelessness, and has taught literature and writing at several universities.
Jordan-Lake lives outside of Nashville with her husband and three children.
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"Stories of a past you never knew.
With characters you'll never forget."
In these interviews, Joy answers questions about why she writes about race, the experiences from her life that have inspired her works, her advice to aspiring writers, and the themes behind her books.
Joy has led writer’s retreats, conferences, workshops, and book clubs. She has also appeared on Panhandle’s PBS station to discuss her novel Blue Hole Back Home, been interviewed for a variety of websites and blogs, and participated in a variety of book signings. If you are interested in contacting Joy about an opportunity, she would be honored to hear from you. Please contact her HERE. To connect with Joy, subscribe to her newsletter and follow her on social media.
Having taught at universities in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas and, Tennessee, Joy now focuses primarily on writing—though the occasional class or workshop lures her out of her writing cave.
Residing just south of Nashville, she and her husband relish getting to share life with their three magnificent kids (the oldest of whom is engaged and the second has launched to college), and their magnificent significant others, as well the family’s ferocious ten-pound Maltipoo.
With friends and fellow readers, Joy values the chances to think about stories—in great literature, in contemporary novels, in sacred texts, in creative writing workshops—and consider how stories challenge, disturb, inspire and change the way we see the world.