Joy has published several medical and health-related articles, even having her own monthly health column at one point. She eventually branched out into print magazines. She was recently named Health Editor for Women Etcetera!, an online women's magazine.
But making up stories has always been her first love. She wanted to write fiction. “I started playing a game of ‘what-if’ one day with an idea that had been rolling around my mind and the seeds for Second Chance started to sprout.” Joy drew on her own emotional experience as a second wife and stepmother while giving Sara, the protagonist, her voice. “Writing novels is what I want to do and I’m already one third of the way through my next book.”
Joy shares her Arizona home with her husband of twenty-six years and their fur-kids. “My ideal life would be sitting at my computer, drinking coffee and weaving tales.” Read more at www.joycollins.com. Purchase an autographed copy of her book at www.secondchancenovel.com.