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"Behind the scenes" 

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 Dear Reader,


Ever wondered what inspired a particular novel's characters or central conflicts, or why an author chose a particular setting or time period or point of view? I'm fascinated by these things when I read, so I thought some readers of my books might be curious as well. It's not nosiness, by the way, if it's literary inquiry!  If you're interested in those things too, the posts below are for you—and I'll be adding more "Behind the Scenes" peeks regularly.

Thank you for joining me!


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"Behind the scenes" 

Follow Joy as she takes you behind the scenes.  From the inspiration, research, her courageous characters, and the towns where they reside—follow the journey—from the initial spark to pen and paper.   

You will find interesting book club kits, photo galleries, additional reading and resources, and maybe a recipe or two—and more.  Be sure and sign up for Joy's newsletter and blog to receive all the "behind the scenes exclusives" from these historical fictional treasures and this heartwarming children's book inspired by her own family and adopted daughter.  Click on each photo below to take you to the respective pages.  

You just might fall delightfully down a rabbit hole!  

A Bend of Light

Coastal Maine, 1950  

Coming Sept. 2022

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Under A Gilded Moon

Asheville, NC  

Blue Ridge Mountains 

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A Tangled Mercy 

Charleston, SC 

The Low County 

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Blue Hole Back Home

Pisgah Ridge, NC  Appalachian mountains  

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Sir Drake the Brave  

Coming soon 

Sept 2021 

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Crazy Much-Love 

from China to

Tennessee  (U.S) 

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