Any Good Thing
None of us deserves any good thing. So, when one does come—it’s a gift.
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
The writer’s life is solitary … only if you want it to be.
Writing Craft, nonfiction
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WORKS IN PROGRESS
Carolina’s Legacy Collection: One Good Thing
Genre: Southern Fiction with Christian Roots, Epistolary
Expected Release: 2024
An epistolary, One Good Thing, rounds out Carolina’s Legacy Collection for readers who enjoyed Any Good Thing and want one more glimpse at Jack, including his time on the mountain, and another beloved AGT character.
Title: Elspeth’s Tale (Official Title Forthcoming)
Expected Release: 2025 and following
Elspeth chooses to accept her calling as Shepherdess of the Fae, but is she prepared to sacrifice all in order to fulfill the destiny prophesied before her birth? Can she unleash the power within, without allowing it to consume her? And how will her journey affect her sister-friend, Arabel—the one human who accepts her for who she is and what power she wields?
Title: “Ealiverel Awakened”
Status: Published in The Crux Anthology
Elspeth has accepted her calling—Faerie Shepherdess. She journeys to Temple Taepaeum where she must pass several Trials to awaken all her power within in order to begin her Training.
This short story won second place in Rachael Ritchey’s Adventure SciFi and Fantasy competition and features with other stories in The Crux Anthology, released November 26, 2018. All profits from this book go to Compassion International.
“Ealiverel Awakened” is a small part of what will one day be a full fantasy series by Joy. Read more stories from this world in the Tales of Faerie Shepherds series.
Title: “Our Good Thing”
Status: Available for FREE
Genre: Southern Fiction with Christian Roots
Who knew Baptist preachers shouldn’t dance? Not Rachael Burns—Baptist preacher’s daughter and dance aficionado.
Rachael and her best friend, Jack Calhoun, overhear Bellum’s primary gossips condemning their families for everything from dancing to playing cards.
Where will Rachael turn for comfort and guidance after the cruel words settle? Can she follow her mom’s written advice about “our good thing”? How many lessons and revelations will the wind whip her way on a blustery February afternoon?
Fans of Southern fiction with Christian roots will love “Our Good Thing,” a taste of all the books in Carolina’s Legacy Collection: Any Good Thing, This Good Thing, Every Good Thing and One Good Thing.
Title: “Dream Debris”
Status: Resting (potential transformation to a full novel)
Genre: Historical Fiction
Murdoch and Osla love one another with passion that transcends separations, but will the Sea’s rage rend their feelings and cast the remnants to the waves as floating dream debris?
Title: “Walking the Parade Route”
Status: Available for Joy’s Newsletter Subscribers
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Laura wants to understand the culture of her new home near New Orleans. What better time to experience that than while “Walking the Parade Route”? She embraces the culture … and so much more … while waiting for the floats to pass and the beads to fly.
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