Joy Villa


Joy Villa is an actress, singer, and writer based in New York, NYC. She travels the world most of the time performing her original songs and poetry. She believes in finding inspiration from art, people, and new experiences. She has been a published author since the age of 8, writing poetry and short stories for her school and local papers in her home town of Santa Barbara, Ca. She credits her parents for her ability to freely communicate, and is grateful for every opportunity to share her voice and her vision.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Santa Barbara, CA right across the beach.It was stunning! I read books like "Island of The Blue Dolphin" and studied the Native American ways of life, which made me explore nature. Three defining tools of my childhood: a microscope, antique binoculars, and a black and white video camera. I created skits and plays, and took photos of bugs and my dolls dressed up. I was obsessed with Victorian fashion and style, and made old fashion lamps out of coffee cans. I was a wild and free child left on my own to create and write as much as I wanted, which shaped me. I was always encouraged to share my poetry, and I did, self publishing and printing a collection of my favorite poems with drawings.
Describe your desk
It's open, spacious, near a window overlooking the lake and contains only 3 books, a Lego pink notebook, Dan brown's "Inferno", and a sparkly drawing made for me by my 5 year old niece.
I keep it as empty as possible, otherwise it'll get cluttered, quickly! I always have a cup of hot tea or coffee, and usually a freshly made green juice. Headphones for listening to music a I write, my business cards to keep me focused, and my daily "To Do Battleplan". I have a few other pink items, because it's my favorite color, and it inspires me.
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Where to find Joy Villa online


Poems By The Princess Preview
"Feed Me, Viking" snippet read aloud over the text, with some stunning photos added for your pleasure. Enjoy!


Poems By The Princess
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,700. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
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Kinky, vibrant, spiritual and bold. New selected poetry from performer and writer Joy Villa. In 1 year alone she travelled to over 20 countries. With insights, songs, and most of all her bare, raw spirit, Joy has published an inside view of emotions and inspirations. Filled with gorgeous photos.

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