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Joye Emmens was born in Santa Barbara, California. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned an MBA from City University of Seattle.

Joye enjoyed a successful career in environmental health before joining a biotechnology company that supports the research and development of innovative cures for serious illnesses. After ten years, she left to pursue a lifelong dream to write fiction. She is lucky to live in Ventura, California with her husband David. Her two sons and grandson live in Seattle.

Joye volunteers as a Big Sister and mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. She enjoys traveling the world, yoga, running, reading, and music. Her next book is underway. Stay tuned!

And yes, she is an oilman’s daughter.