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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