A bit about me

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I was born in Jersey in the Channel Islands, too many decades ago to mention. I went by the almost impossible to pronounce name of Joy Houiellebecq until my marriage in 1984 when I became Joy Mutter. My profession was graphic design for twenty years after gaining a Graphic Design Degree in Coventry. I lived briefly in London before moving to Kent where I lived for over twenty years. During my time in Kent, I worked as a graphic designer and became a wife, mother, and divorcee.

After developing a chronic back condition in 2012, not wishing to claim benefits I took the bold, some might say foolhardy, action of selling my house in Kent and moving to the north of England in order to help fund my long-held ambition of becoming a full-time, published author. I now spend most of my days, including weekends and holidays, writing, designing and publishing my books in Kindle, paperback and some audiobook editions.

Since 2007, I’ve written, designed, published and marketed nine books single-handed, which makes me an indie author. In 2015, I decided to publish all of my books on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions. Some are also available as audiobooks on Audible, Amazon and iTunes.  

My first three books are loosely autobiographical and form the Mug Trilogy.  Then followed Potholes and Magic Carpets, a contemporary character-driven novel following the tangled lives of four couples. Random Bullets, my personal favourite, is a contemporary crime thriller with a paranormal twist. Also in 2015, I wrote, designed and published my only non-fiction book, the fully colour-illustrated Living with Postcards

me at HOME in Manchester 2017In February 2016, I published a baker’s dozen of my short stories called Her demonic Angel written in various genres. There’s bound to be something for everyone to enjoy. Her demonic Angel is available in paperback and Kindle as well as an audiobook that I narrated myself. The audiobook is for sale on Amazon, Audible.co.uk and also on iTunes.

 In 2016, I published Kindle, paperback and audiobook editions of another contemporary thriller with a paranormal twist, called The HostileI also intend making audiobook editions of at least a couple more of my fiction books in 2017.  In December 2016, I published Holiday for The Hostile, book 2 in The Hostile series. 2016 has been as busy and productive a year for me as 2015 was. However, writing is a profession I’m passionate about, so it won’t feel at all like work. I’d love to hear what you think of all of my books and would greatly appreciate a review from you on Amazon and Goodreads.

If you’re in Great Britain, all of my books on my Amazon author page in both paperback and Kindle editions can be found here.

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