Author Archives: Author E. N. Joy

About Author E. N. Joy

I am BLESSEDselling author, E. N. Joy, the writer behind the five book series, “New Day Divas,” coined the “Soap Opera In Print.” Formerly writing secular works under the names Joylynn M. Jossel and JOY, I am an award winning author who has been sharing my literary expertise on conference panels in my home town of Columbus, Ohio as well as cities across the country. After thirteen years of being a paralegal in the insurance industry, I finally divorced my career and married my mistress and my passion; writing. In 2000, I formed my own publishing company, END OF THE RAINBOW projects, where I published my own works until landing a book deal with a major publisher. Under End of the Rainbow, I have published New York Times and Essence Magazine Bestselling authors in the “Sinner Series,” in which the current releases are Even Sinners Have Souls (Book 1) and Even Sinners Have Souls TOO (Book 2). In 2004, I branched off into the business of literary consulting in which I provide one-on-one consulting and literary services such as ghost writing, editing, professional read-throughs, write behinds, etc… My clients consist of first time authors, Essence Magazine bestselling authors, New York Times bestselling authors, and entertainers. Not forsaking my love of poetry in which I have published two works of poetry titled Please Tell Me If the Grass is Greener and World On My Shoulders, I plans to turn my focus back to poetry one day. But my spirit has moved me in another direction. Needless to say, I will no longer be penning street lit (in which two of my titles, If I Ruled the World and Dollar Bill, made the Essence Magazine bestsellers list. Dollar Bill was also translated to Japanese). I will no longer be penning erotica or adult contemporary fiction either, in which one of my titles earned the Borders bestselling African American romance award at the Romance Writers of America National Conference. Instead, under the name E.N. Joy, I will be penning adult Christian fiction, and under the name N. Joy I will be penning children’s and young adult titles. My children’s story, The Secret Olivia Told Me, received the American Library Association Coretta Scott King Honor. Book club rights have also been purchased by Scholastic and the book is on tour at Scholastic Book Fairs in schools across the country. Elementary and middle school children have fallen in love with reading and creative writing as a result of the readings and workshops I instruct in schools across the country. Currently, I am the executive editor for Urban Christian, in which the titles are distributed by Kensington Publishing Corporation out of New York.

Can You Keep A Secret

Well, can you keep a secret?  Children’s author, N. Joy, certainly can-and unfortunately she did.  Because of that secret she kept, N. Joy’s children’s book, The Secret Olivia Told Me, which received the American Library Association Coretta Scott King Honor, … Continue reading

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To Review Or Not To Review

What good is a book review anyway?  What does it mean to the author? What does it mean to a potential reader?  I must admit, I was never one of those authors big on sending out review copies of my … Continue reading

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Obsessed: is there such thing as too much marketing?

I have to ask myself this question as it seems like every waking moment I’m surfing the net trying to find a new resource and avenue to market myself.  I’m doing live radio interviews, Internet radio interviews, I’m surfing other … Continue reading

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Divalicious Book Trailer

I’m still at it.  My next step was creating a book trailer that I now have to figure out how to generate traffic to.  Take a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkIZxXwzoiY

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Resources; Read ‘Em and Reap!

I’m spending today reading through resources that will help me reach my goal in this journey.  Are you on the same journey as me?  Then maybe the link below to a very helpful resource will help you as well. http://www.rickfrishman.com/2010-MillionDollarRolodex.pdf

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Spicing Up Amazon

Okay, I managed to upload this blog onto my amazon author central page.  I learned how to really hook up my author central page and upload this blog to my page by reading a very priceless post by Sylvia Hubbard.  … Continue reading

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