Joy Lynn Goddard
Joy Lynn Goddard is one of Canada's top novelists in the young adult genre. Drawing from her experiences as a teacher, she has written a picture book, a middle-grade novel, and five coming-of-age novels, beginning with the award-winning Daredevils. While engaged in sports and adventures, her characters face issues that are relevant today--cyber-bullying, peer pressure, blended families, mental illness and more--which have inspired readers of all ages. A former journalist, she had numerous articles and short stories published and more recently teamed up with her husband Dan to write an adult anthology, a parody based on the real estate industry. Moonshadow, her latest collaboration with Dan, is also adult fiction. Next, they will be writing a murder mystery about the wine industry. They live in Guelph and Belleville, ON, where she writes and teaches, he's in sales and volunteer work and they spend time with family.