Joy E. Rancatore

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JOY E. RANCATORE writes fiction, nonfiction and everything between. In addition to her publishing roles, Joy is a blogger, speaker, teacher, editor for fellow Indie Authors and co-host of QWERTY Writing Life Podcast.

A multi-genre Indie Author, Joy has published Any Good Thing (2019) and This Good Thing (2020). Every Good Thing and One Good Thing will complete Carolina's Legacy Collection later in 2020. She also published Finders Keepers: A Practical Approach to Find and Keep Your Writing Critique Partner (2019) with co-author Meagan Smith. Her fantasy work “Ealiverel Awakened” was first published in The Crux Anthology (2018).

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“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
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“Life starts out with everyone clapping when you take a poo and goes downhill from there. ”
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“That is the problem with governments these days. They want to do things all the time; they are always very busy thinking of what things they can do next. That is not what people want. People want to be left alone to look after their cattle.”
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Lloyd Alexander
“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”
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