Joy is the author of three published works of non-fiction, and many theatrical scripts, video scripts, teleplays, and screenplays. She just published her debut novel, 37, on October 1, 2021.
Joy has had a varied career as an award-winning writer 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 is a Yoga Instructor, certified through Yoga Vermont, and she grows and prepares (and loves to share!) plant-based foods that are healthy for the body and the planet, and quite delicious, too!
Joy was born in Brooklyn, and returns to NYC often. She now lives in rural Vermont, along the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain, where she revels in the changing seasons and the abundant natural beauty.