Joy Lee Rutter moved to New Hampshire from Florida in September of 1996. During her difficult adjustment period to a new environment, she began keeping a journal. Eventually, it led into writing essays and she could not stop writing. Many of her essays have appeared on her websites.
Joy Lee began writing A Disturbing Presence on an impulse. A strange conversation with her step-daughter sparked an idea and she took off with it. Her job in a Rehabilitation facility was the basis for her second book, A Flamboyant Disarray of Dreams. Joy Lee keeps busy with her husband, braiding rugs, mosaic art, and cuddling her cats Mugzi & Li-Lu. Oh, and she's a New England Patriots fan.