Award-Winning, Multi-Genre Indie Author

Joy E. Rancatore

Welcome.

Thank you for joining me on my adventure with Stories!

How about a quick introduction? I am:

  • An award-winning, multi-genre Indie Author, writing the SOUL with HEART and hosting Reader Experiences
  • An Editor offering manuscript editing services for Indie Authors
  • A Podcaster, half of the QWERTY Writing Life duo who also write and speak as a team
  • A Speaker with more than two decades of experience to share with fellow writers and readers AND
  • A Blogger who loves to share her passion for books, reading, writing, the Writing Community and Indie publishing

Your Turn!

 

Published Books

Short Stories

Incredible Followers

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The Collection is Complete …

One Good Thing

Epistolary:
Christian Fiction; Southern Fiction; Historical Fiction

Hear from two of your favorite characters from Any Good Thing in their own words in this final book of Carolina’s Legacy Collection.

One Good Thing, an epistolary by Joy E. Rancatore, rounds out Carolina's Legacy Collection.

Books

Any Good Thing by Joy E. Rancatore, 2022 Indie Author Project Winner for Louisiana

Any Good Thing

None of us deserves any good thing. So, when one does come—it’s a gift.

Christian Southern Literary Fiction, novel

This Good Thing

Even on the darker days, we can be thankful for this good thing—LIFE.

Christian Southern Fiction, novella

Every Good Thing, a short story collection by Joy E. Rancatore, part of Carolina's Legacy Collection

Every Good Thing

Every Good Thing comes from God—look for them. Embrace them. Give thanks for them. Live them.

Christian Fiction, short story collection

One Good Thing, an epistolary by Joy E. Rancatore, rounds out Carolina's Legacy Collection.

One Good Thing

Every day—no matter how bleak it seems—find one good thing for which to be thankful.

Christian Southern Fiction, epistolary

Upcoming Events

June & July 2024 • Daily Fun!

LAM Summer Reading Challenge • Virtual

Read Books. Interact with Readers & Authors. Win Prizes. #ShareTheRead

Monday, June 24, 2024 • 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Campfire Stories • St. Tammany Parish Library • 3457 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, LA 70471

Joy will share tips about writing hooks, adding tension and ending with a bang. Writing prompts, feedback and sage advice will be offered once the writing process gets started. Participants will write and then sit around the “campfire” to share stories!

SATURDAY, JuLY 20, 2024 • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Berries, Bridges and Books Conference • Ponchatoula Community Center • 300 N 5th St, Ponchatoula, LA 70454

Amidst a full day of workshops and panels, Joy will assist in presenting the following topics: Writing Critique Partners, Editing and Genres.

SATURDAY, JuLY 27, 2024 • 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Look Who's Reading Book Festival • Warren J Harang Jr Municipal Auditorium • 310 N Canal Blvd, Thibodaux, LA 70301

Meet Joy and all six of her books in Thibodaux for a day of FREE bookish fun and fellowship.

First THURSDAY of Each Month • 8:00 PM

LAM Book Club • Virtual via Zoom

This virtual club allows readers to share favorite books and ask for recommendations, regardless of where they are. The face-to-face interaction through Zoom grows literary friendships and fosters a love of literature.

Discussing READING, WRITING and All Things LITERARY.

Logos & Mythos Blog

12 Months of Reading: June 2024

12 Months of Reading: June 2024

Welcome to 12 Months of Reading! Each month in 2024, I will host a different reading challenge category. These categories are broad, and, chances are, whatever you're reading may fit in them. To celebrate the fun of my LAM Summer Reading Challenge, I encourage you to...

12 Months of Reading: May 2024

12 Months of Reading: May 2024

Welcome to 12 Months of Reading! Each month in 2024, I will host a different reading challenge category. These categories are broad, and, chances are, whatever you're reading may fit in them. May's book category is a short story, poetry or essay collection. I love...

12 Months of Reading: April 2024

12 Months of Reading: April 2024

Welcome to 12 Months of Reading! Each month in 2024, I will host a different reading challenge category. These categories are broad, and, chances are, whatever you're reading may fit in them. April's book category is an epistolary. What's that? you ask. I'm glad you...

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Words have built empires, articulated the deepest passions of the heart, defended beliefs and spread the power of dreams. Words hold great and lasting power.

– Joy E. Rancatore