Joy Ross Davis is more than an eloquent story teller! A college professor, mother, daughter of Irish descent whose family settled in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, Joy loves all things Irish, including the Green Isle itself. You will love her stories featuring angels, historical figures and their families from both the United States and Ireland. Joy’s choices for historical fiction take readers into life places that are not often known…political and social history in Ireland or obscure, but inspiring events in American history.
Joy Speaks to Readers
Writing is my ‘being’ — I write and write and write. My first novel, Countenance, was republished in 2018 and a sequel is in the works along with other new novels. .
Travel writing is a major part of my writing and a resource for inspiration when the novels begin to develop. I worked for a summer in Ireland with a wonderful travel agency. Learn more at MyGuideIreland.com
I am a teacher and I love to share what I have learned. Writing about history with all of the required research, to spin those historic events into a good story is a teaching experience for me. It is a learning experience too…I probably learn more than readers!
As a photographer who always has a camera, I am able to bring photos of settings and places that bring further inspiration to my writing and teaching.
My Fur Writing Helpers
Dogs are another love — 3 REAL fur-buddies, Murphy, Sophie and Maddy Lou help me get the words in the right order. The characters in my novels and stories frequently find their lives enriched by a special dog. In Countenance, an Irish Wolfhound, LuLu, plays a special role. The old beggar has a special friend to share a warm spot and simple meals when available.
Dreaming Together Tomorrow
Be a dreamer with me! I dream of writing first which has a natural progression to publication. But I will write the dream today and pursue dreams for tomorrow!