About Me

Since childhood, Joy dreamed of joining her two passions – art and books – by writing and illustrating books for children. Her dreams were fulfilled with the publication of her first book in 1999. She has now authored nearly 30 books for young readers. Click on books to read reviews or make a purchase.

Joy has written both beginning chapter books and picture books for young readers. Her whimsical illustrations are created in a variety of drawing and water based mediums as well as digital media. See Joy’s portfolio to view her artwork.

Joy is represented by Stephen Fraser,¬†Executive Agent at¬†The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency. She has been a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators since 1993 (SCBWI and NESCBWI). She is also a member of a debut group of picture book authors and illustrators called Perfect2020PBs as well as the seasoned authors and illustrators of the Kidlit Collective.

Her artwork has been exhibited in public libraries and synagogues around the greater Boston area. She would love to visit your school or library to talk about writing and illustrating. See school visits for more information.

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