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Joy is an author and freelance literary professional who has been working in the industry for over a decade, including ghostwriting novels for a USA Today bestselling author. She formats for both print and e-books, edits children's books, and provides coaching and networking assistance for other professional writers.


Several of her short stories have appeared in anthologies with bestselling authors published by Wordfire Press and Prolific Ink. Joy has received several awards, including the Silver Honorable Mention in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest.


When she is not writing, Joy works as a weight training and kickboxing instructor in Saint Paul, MN.


Linebacker Beauty Queen


Sixteen-year-old Eve Sanders has the daintiness of a rhino and the strength to match. High school life is a relentless cage-match but, hell if she’ll go down without a fight. Unable to let her guard down at home, she deals with her alcoholic mother, whose dream has always been to see Eve in beauty pageants. While Eve struggles to prove her place on the field, she must keep her quest for a scholarship and the crown a secret from the guys.

LINEBACKER BEAUTY QUEEN is a contemporary YA novel based on Joy's senior year experience playing high school football & winning  Miss Teenage Oklahoma.

Check out Joy's appearance on The History of Sex podcast discussing gender roles, identification, and why she has decided to write this story now.

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