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

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Published Books

Short Stories

Incredible Followers

Coming Soon!

Releasing March 20, 2024

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

Upcoming Events

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.

JANUARY 26, 2024 • 8:00 PM

Fireside Tale • Joy's Facebook Page

Pick a Tale! Visit my Tales of the Faerie Shepherds page and pick a favorite story (or two!) for me to read in our final January 2024 Fireside Tale.

Discussing READING, WRITING and All Things LITERARY.

Logos & Mythos Blog

12 Months of Reading: February 2024

12 Months of Reading: February 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. February's theme is a shorter book. Since this is the shortest month, this...

12 Months of Reading: January 2024

12 Months of Reading: January 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. January's theme is a "peach" book—find a cover with the peach color or a...

Secrets of the Scroll

Secrets of the Scroll

This story continues a series of short fiction exploring some of the Faerie Shepherds and Shepherdesses within my fantasy world. Read below the story for further explanation and head over to the Tales of the Faerie Shepherds if you’d like to read more! No...

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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