Joy, now retired, was a music teacher who trained in Santa Cecilia, Rome and obtained her Ph.D in Music Education from the University of Michigan, USA.  She has written and published extensively on national and international scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers.

Her short story, “I COME FROM UTOPIA” was published in African Voices, Spring/Summer, 2007, pg. 18, and her first English novel, “MIRROR OF OUR LIVES: VOICES OF FOUR IGBO WOMEN” was published in 2011 and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Contest in 2012.  She also has two books published in the Italian language.

Joy is a trained musician and taught music for 35 years.  She writes and records folk songs and loves reading romances and mystery stories.

Her latest book, “LEGEND OF THE WALKING DEAD:  IGBO MYTHOLOGIES” is a journey into the mysteries of life and death of the Igbos of Nigeria.