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Speaking of Writers Podcast: Interview with Joy Jordan-Lake

Welcome to Speaking of Writers. Veteran broadcaster Steve Richards interviews local, regional and best selling authors. Dec 9, 2020 with Author, Joy Jordan-Lake. Click to listen above.

Under a Gilded Moon-Joy Jordan-Lake

by #1 Amazon Bestselling Author

Joy Jordan-Lake

It’s historical fiction at its finest—and deadliest—in bestselling author Joy Jordan-Lake’s Under a Gilded Moon (Lake Union Publishing) out this holiday season. Depicting the clash of classes and cultures around the famed Vanderbilt-owned Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina, Under a Gilded Moon highlights the aspirations that drive not only those with power and wealth, but also the people who live in the shadow of the privileged.

Joy is the author of eight books, including A Tangled Mercy, a #1 Amazon bestseller and also an Editors’ Choice recipient from the Historical Novel Society; Blue Hole Back Home, which won the Christy Award for First Novel; and the children’s book A Crazy-Much Love. Raised in the foothills of the Appalachians, she spent several summers in and around Asheville, North Carolina, where the Biltmore Estate is located. She continues to love the Blue Ridge Mountains and drags friends and family there with her whenever possible. Joy holds two master’s degrees and a PhD in English and has taught literature and writing at several universities. Now living outside Nashville, she and her husband have two daughters, a son, and a ferocious ten-pound rescue pup. To learn more about the author and her work, visit


Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes of Under A Gilded Moon

Q&A with the Author

Speaking of Writers

By Steve Richards

Praise for Under a Gilded Moon

Video: Mini-Documentary "Raising Biltmore's Christmas Tree"

Celebrating 125th Anniversary


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