So if we were hanging out, I'd drag you to a coffee shop with a stack of books that you MUST read in my purse. (And yes, my purse is that big.) We'd gush about our favorite authors, Gilmore Girls, cheesecake and everything else under the sun as we drank all the coffee, tea, and hot chocolate the establishment had in stock.
However, most of our hanging out will probably be via the virtual world. So welcome to my virtual cozy corner! Good news is that we can still drink coffee together! ; )
So first and foremost, you should know that I'm weird - I'm a writer. There are moments when I wonder how I got to "Author/Writer." When I was six years old, I wanted to be school teacher......or a bus driver. Yeah, I'm serious. However, I always loved telling stories, writing songs, and reading. I started writing (and stopped) several stories while growing up, never showing them to anyone. I filled notebook after notebook with songs I had written. I wanted to be a singer/songwriter, but fear held me back. However, God is awesome because He took that dream and helped me fully realize another dream - writing books. In my senior year of high school, I realized I actually liked writing assignments. They made me downright giddy. Yeah, I’m a weirdo, but that’s when I knew I wanted to be an author.
I am a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. I am co-author and co-founder of Snack Time Devotions. I contribute to a group blog, The Diamond Mine of Christian Fiction, where awesome writers interview other awesome writers every week. Yeah, pretty much awesomeness right there. I also have a personal blog, Joy's Blog (I wasn't very creative with the name...), where I ramble about life, love, books, mochas, and the pursuit of God. I enjoy reviewing books because I get to say that I'm working and use it as an excuse to read more. ;) I was a youth leader for seven years, and I still love mentoring teens. (#coffee) This God-given passion for youth ministry is a huge part of who I am. I never imagined myself doing this, but I can't imagine life without it. The first time I did any public speaking, my right eye twitched the entire time. It's amazing how God works!
I got married to my warrior knight on August 24th, 2013.
In November 2015, we welcomed our first child, a sweet baby girl. She's toddling everywhere now!
My debut novel, Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations, released June 15th, 2016, from WhiteFire Publishing!
Randomness about me ~
1. I'm a Jesus Freak.
2. I'm a purple dork.
3. I could live on chocolate.
4. Gilmore Girls is my favorite show. In. The. World.
5. I love scarves. I wear them all year long.
I would love to hear from you, whether it's about writing, God, a prayer request, or advice on those bright, multi-colored, floral leggings. I try very hard to respond to each message! If for some reason your message disappears into the bottomless void that is the internet, please don't hesitate to message me again!
You can also connect with me here:
~ V. Joy Palmer
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