Joy McCullough-Carranza writes plays and children's fiction. She has a degree in theater from Northwestern University. Her plays have been developed and produced in Seattle, San Diego, Chicago, and New York.
In 2012 her middle grade novel FRAMED made the long list for the Times of London/Chicken House Children's Fiction Prize. In 2013, her middle grade novel NOWHERE BIRDS made the long list for the same prize. Joy is a Pitchwars mentor and an MG/YA editor with Cornerstones Literary Consultancy. Her fiction is represented by Jim McCarthy at Dystel and Goderich Literary Management.
Joy lives in Seattle with her husband, who she met while traveling through Latin America, and their two homeschooled children.