Joy wanted to be a writer since the sixth grade when she won a short story contest for her community. Since then she wrote on and off again always dreaming of being a published writer but never believing that it would happen.

Never being truly happy in multiple careers, she made the decision to find a way to become a published author. She found a new job that allowed her more time to concentrate on writing. Found by Vampires, is her first published work.

Joy grew up in a small town in the Colorado Rockies. Wanting a chance to discover herself, she went to the University of New Mexico for three years before Colorado called her home. She graduated from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing.

Joy lives, as she puts it, in BFE Northwest, Colorado with two spoiled pound puppies, a few barn cats, and a very patient, tolerant and loving husband.

When she is not writing she is reading, running, boating, camping or hunting with family and friends.