Joy’s Official Biography
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Joy E. Rancatore began early as a writer and reader (which came first is a bit hazy). 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.
A double major in Journalism and English offered a choice—pursue her dream to be an author or actually make money with words. She chose money. She wrote for a total of five newspapers before joining the dark side of public relations. After the birth of her first child, Joy freelanced for magazines, businesses and fellow writers as a writer, editor and proofreader. After battling Doubt for nearly a decade, she broke free to run toward her dream of authorship.
She writes fiction, nonfiction and everything in between. When she’s not doing horrible things to her characters or dreaming up faery creatures and fantastic weapons, she beats her husband at card games, homeschools her two children, snuggles with her two stinky dogs and lets her cat, Tolkien, do whatever he wants. They’d prefer to live in Middle-earth or Narnia or Hogwarts or in a galaxy far, far away; but, for now, they live across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans.