Amy Joy


Amy Joy earned four degrees and changed careers twice before realizing what she loved most was writing, illustrating, and inspiring others. Now she writes serious and silly stories for adults and kids–because life’s full of seriousness, but it’s no fun without a healthy dose of silliness. Still crazy about her writer husband, CN James, Amy Joy’s writing often features stories she hopes will inspire others to believe that true love isn’t just a fairy tale. Her dystopian romance, The Academie was a Quarterfinalist for the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and became an Amazon Bestseller within months of its release. (Learn more at

Amy Joy is the founder of The Indie Writer’s Network, a social network and community blogging platform for writers. Amy Joy has taught college writing for over eight years and when she’s not in a classroom she can be found writing and illustrating, managing websites, and exploring the outdoors with family.

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The Ghostlands, Part 1: Erie Energy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,310. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Mysteries surround Anastasia’s life—a life she no longer seems to fit in—not since her boyfriend disappeared. But her brother claims he has answers. And while she’s never felt compelled to trust him before, this time she finds it impossible to refuse. But to do so she’ll have to venture outside the safety of the city of Erie Energy and into haunted wasteland known as the ghostlands.
The Princess and the Pepperoni Pizza
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
In this new twist on Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale "The Princess and the Pea", readers get to choose what they'd like to see happen next.
The Academie
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,470. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Allie Thompson's life is uprooted when teen violence causes the government to house everyone under 22 in a militaristic public school system.

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