A multi-genre Indie Author, Joy E. Rancatore specializes in writing the soul with heart. Her published works include the four-book Carolina's Legacy Collection (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022), beginning with Any Good Thing, and her fantasy short story, "Ealiverel Awakened," which appeared in The Crux Anthology (2018). Together with Mea Smith, she co-authored Finders Keepers: A Practical Approach to Find and Keep Your Writing Critique Partner (2019).
In addition to her publishing roles, Rancatore is an editor, speaker, homeschool teacher and podcaster. Her background in journalism, editing and public relations brings a pragmatic and intentional approach to creative productivity.
Mea Smith creates fictional content tinted with hope set in contemporary and/or fantastical places. Her nonfiction focuses on writing craft for authors. Her poetry is based on a true story. Always.
Her debut poetry book, Grief Like A River, includes her own illustrations and highlights her creative diversity. With co-author Joy E. Rancatore, she wrote Finders Keepers: A Practical Approach to Find and Keep Your Writing Critique Partner.
Smith’s background in Speech and Debate and as a college English instructor yields an introspective approach to assessing and embodying creativity.
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