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Professional Biography

Joy E. Rancatore is an Indie Author and the owner of Logos & Mythos Press in the Greater New Orleans area. She entered the professional writing world at age sixteen with a small-town weekly newspaper where the editor consistently ran her byline as Joe E. She earned a double major in Journalism and English and wrote for five newspapers before switching to public relations. After the birth of her first child, Joy freelanced for magazines, fellow writers and businesses as a writer, editor and proofreader.

She finally won a decade-long battle with Doubt and scaled the mountain toward her dream of authorship. She writes fiction, nonfiction and everything in between. In addition to her publishing roles, Joy is a blogger, speaker, teacher, editor for fellow Indie Authors and co-host of the QWERTY Writing Life Podcast.

Five Fun Writing Facts about Joy

Joy’s primary editor is her cat, Tolkien. He hopes one day she’ll improve. Any improvement, however small, would be grand in his estimation.
Both of Joy’s children learned to write with the same fat Snoopy pencil she did.

Joy won Camp NaNo on her first attempt in 2018. She began the challenge with just over 30,000 words and ended the month just past 95,000. That is how Any Good Thing was birthed.

One of Joy’s short stories, “Ealiverel Awakened,” won second place in a competition. Her work, along with many others’, appears in The Crux Anthology, an Adventure SciFi and Fantasy collection edited by Rachael Ritchey. All profits benefit Compassion International. Joy’s short story will one day be part of a much larger fantasy series of books she is currently world-building.

Her biggest writing accomplishment to date remains penning the cover story for the August 2003 issue of Leatherneck, Magazine of the Marines. It featured her brother, Justin.


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