I was born in Jersey in the Channel Islands, too many decades ago to mention. I went by the almost unpronounceable name of Joy Houiellebecq until my marriage in 1984, when I became Joy Mutter. I was a professional graphic designer for twenty years after gaining a Graphic Design Degree in Coventry. I lived in London for a year before moving to Kent, where I lived for over thirty 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 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, publishing on Amazon, and marketing my twelve books in Kindle and paperback editions. Eight also have audiobook versions on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.
Below is a photo of a small bookshelf a few feet from where I write my books. It contains a copy of each of my books. The sculpture is by my brother, Steven, who lives in Portugal with his family. He used to be a prolific self-taught sculptor before suffering a severe stroke several years ago.
I am currently writing books thirteen and fourteen, both thrillers. One is book five in The Hostile series. The other is called a Shedload of Pain. I am hoping to publish both books on Amazon in 2018.