Inside the Writing Academy

Getting to Know: Joy Van Stralen

Joy Van Stralen lives in the interior of British Columbia with her wife and their cat, Lordo Gordo. An avid mucker-abouter, Joy dabbles in a lot of things that pique her interest. When she comes across something excellent, she sticks to it, which is how she became the Writing Academy video manager years ago.

Joy graduated from the academy in 2016. She has since published stories in anthologies and is still working on the novel she started in the WA. She believes in the J.R.R. Tolkien approach to writing which means she still has 13 years before she will unleash her masterpiece.

In her spare time, Joy crochets, woodworks, writes love poems, hikes the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, and binge watches Midsomer Murders.

Check out Joy’s guest blog post:

An Unpublished Writer’s Legitimacy

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