Joy is the author of three published works of non-fiction, and many theatrical scripts, video scripts, teleplays, and screenplays. She has just completed her first novel, 37, which will be published October 1, 2021.
Joy has had a varied career as an award-winning writer, artist, and educator. Her primary focus has been on the arts, wellness, the environment, and social justice. In addition to writing, Joy taught k-12 Art and k-12 Science in public schools, and was an adjunct at the University of Vermont developing and teaching graduate courses on The Creative Process, Art-driven Curriculum Development, Multicultural Arts, and Teaching for Social Justice and Equity. Joy revels in the changing seasons and the natural beauty of Vermont: the Green Mountains, the farmland, and the many rivers and lakes. Joy is a Yoga Instructor, certified through Yoga Vermont, she works to keep the planet green, grows and prepares plant-based foods that are healthy for the body and the planet, and is currently caring for her sweet foster dog, Prince.