In the Beginning (Holey Hullabaloo Book 1)
One New Zealand's finest children's storytellers, Joy was born in Levin in , the eldest of five children.
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Due to her parents' health the family struggled financially but they were 'very rich in family experience'. Joy's own difficulties learning to read led to her passionate advocacy for children struggling to read. Fortunately, she discovered the story hidden within the words, and these drew her into reading.
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Joy has had many different jobs, beginning as a pharmacist's apprentice before becoming a farmer's wife and mother. During those years Joy wrote and sold short stories, one of which led to the publication of five novels between and After several more adult novels, and now with four children, she began writing for children.
Joy started by writing stories for her son, Edward, a slow reader.
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Teachers picked up on these and they asked for them to be published. For the next two decades Joy devoted herself entirely to publishing school readers for educational programmes, short stories and the occasional novel for young readers, as well as carrying out an increasingly demanding schedule of teaching and promoting reading in America and other countries, travelling offshore for up to three months of the year.
Joy published her sixth adult novel in Now Joy varies her writing time: adult writing — articles, spiritual reflection material, stories and novels — and children's books. Most of her writing time is spent answering letters from her young fans around the world.
Hullabaloo and Holly Too by D.D. Scott
Both featured originally in school readers and, more recently, in picture book format for the trade market. In , to acknowledge her outstanding contribution to New Zealand Literature, she was presented with the A. A long-time resident in a remote bay in the Marlborough Sounds, and renowned for the hospitality offered at her nearby community house 'Te Aroha', she now lives in Wellington and enjoys visits from her 13 grandchildren.
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