The idea is to write it so that people hear it

and it slides through the brain

and goes straight to the heart.

- Maya Angelou

Joiya began querying in 2010 after she resigned from her job as Guardian ad Litem. Her first book, a collection of short stories entitled The Notes They Played, was published in 2017. The Impossible, a historical novel in verse was published in 2019. In 2020 her first YA in verse, Petrified Flowers, was published. And in 2021, her debut poetry collection, Darker Sister, was released.

Links to purchase Joiya's books can be found on the next page.

In addition to working at Good Story Company and book scouting, Joiya is currently working on four projects - an adult thriller, a upper MG novel, a YA fantasty, and a chapbook. She has a few publishing surprises for 2023.