Joy Netanya Thompson was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. She is a writer and editor specializing in feature stories, web content, and copyediting, with experience in higher education communications and print magazine production. Joy’s articles and essays have been published online by outlets including Motherwell, Sojourners,  RELEVANT, No Sidebar, and The Art of Simple. Joy is currently seeking representation for her middle grade historical fiction novel, The One and Only Zelda Kaidansky, which is inspired by her grandmother’s experience of surviving the Holocaust with her best friend.

Joy lives on the outskirts of LA with her husband, Robert, their young daughter, Zadie, and their codependent dog, Asher Lev.

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