An Exciting Journey in 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

So after not being with a publisher for around four or so years, I signed a contract recently with Garden Avenue Press.

The Thick of Things is a women's fiction novel with strong romantic elements. The main characters are mature, which is something different for me, and I enjoyed writing this first part of their story. 

I'm excited about working with Garden Avenue Press to make this novel the best it can be and so far, the journey has been an interesting one. At this point, The Thick of Things is better than it was originally, thanks to some wonderful editors and a great team at GAP. 

We don't have a cover yet, which is going to be another exciting step. I'm looking forward to what lies ahead in the next few months..

Here's the announcement:


  1. Congrats on signing your contract! That is an awesome way to start out the year.

    1. Thanks, Natalie. Yes, a great way to start the year.

  2. Congratulations, Joy! You are one of the hardest working authors I know.

  3. Congrats, Joy! You said you were busy editing recently.

  4. Congratulations and best of luck! I enjoy romance with more plot. I'll have to put this on my reading list.

  5. Joy, it sounds FABULOUS!!

  6. Congratulations, Joy, on both the new press and on deciding to write about characters of a different age. I'm sure the process has been full of discovery. Best of luck on your new book when it's finished.


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