Late to the writing scene, Joy Allyson has always been a lifelong lover of books. Her home is filled with them, especially sweeping historical romance novels. Her favorite characters – rebel heroines and salvageable scoundrels.
As the daughter of a United States military officer, Joy grew up with a love of travel and a deep appreciation of history. However, her first stab at writing was put on hold for her role as a mother and her profession in education. Even in the midst of raising her daughters and juggling a career, she wishes she had taken the advice to aspiring writers from one of her favorite authors, M.M. Kaye, to grab pen and paper and just “sit down and write.”