Joy E. Held

Joy E. Held is an author, book coach, editor, educator, yoga teacher, and the creator of My WriteDay subscription box for writers. She loves all shades of purple. Her favorite book is Dracula by Bram Stoker, and her favorite movie is “The Wizard of Oz.” Her award-winning nonfiction book Writer Wellness: A Writer’s Path to Health and Creativity has long served as her platform as a writer and literary citizen. She has published over 500 articles in trade magazines and newsletters about dance, theatre, health, and fitness. Joy leads workshops online and at conferences on writer wellness and creativity. Getting an MFA in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University is one of the best decisions she ever made. In her spare time, she likes to walk in the rain and can hardly go a day without scribbling in her journal. Her other tiaras include Nana, Mom, wife, and cat lady. She is a lifetime native of wild, wonderful West Virginia.

Joy is a member of The Authors Guild and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She loves to hear from readers and other writers. Please visit her website and say hello. Https://

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Mermaid Riot by Joy E. Held