Joy Givens is the author of the novel UGLY STICK and its companion collection APRIL’S ROOTS. Alongside Samantha Bennett, Joy co-founded Tributaries Press in 2012. She prefers to write middle grade and young adult novels, leaning towards the fantastical and fabulous.
Born and raised with four siblings in Columbus, Ohio, Joy resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her fantastic husband David, their remarkable son Joshua, and their impossibly lovable dog Riley. Joy manages a private tutoring company and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in higher education. She is also a grammar ninja, Dickens fan-girl, a cappella enthusiast, and Starbucks addict.