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I am Joylynn M. Ross writing under the name BLESSEDselling author, E. N. Joy. I am the writer behind the five book series, “New Day Divas,” the “Still Divas” three book series, the “Always Divas” three book series as well as the “Forever Divas” three book series, all which have been coined “Soap Operas in Print.” Formerly writing secular works under the names Joylynn M. Jossel and JOY, I am an award winning author that has been sharing my literary expertise on conference panels in my hometown of Columbus, Ohio as well as cities across the country.
I started off self-publishing my own works in 1998 until I landed a book deal with a major publishing house. In 2000 I incorporated my own publishing company, End of the Rainbow Projects. Under my company I have not only self-published some of my own works, but I have also published New York Times Bestselling Authors and National Bestselling Authors in the “Sinners Series.”
In 2004, I branched off into the business of literary consulting where I provide one-on-one consultations and literary services such as ghostwriting, editing, professional read-thrus, write-behinds, etc… My clients consist of first time authors, Essence Magazine bestselling authors, New York Times bestselling authors, and entertainers.
Two of my secular titles, If I Ruled the World and Dollar Bill, made the Essence Magazine bestsellers list. Dollar Bill appeared in Newsweek and has also been translated to Japanese. An All Night Man, penned with New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Jackson, earned the Borders Bestselling African American Romance Award. My title, The Sunday Only Christian, was the Black Expressions Book Club feature for January 2013.
In addition to writing Christian fiction, I write children’s books under the name N. Joy. My children’s book, The Secret Olivia Told Me, received the American Library Association Coretta Scott King Honor. Book club rights were acquired by Scholastic Books and the book has been on tour at Scholastic Book Fairs in schools across the country. The title has sold almost 100,000 copies. Elementary and middle school children have fallen in love with reading and creative writing as a result of the readings and workshops I perform in schools and literary conferences nationwide.
In 2011, I upgraded two of my services; Literary Consulting and Professional Read-Thrus. My literary consulting service is now Literary Concierge. I take over 15 years of my wisdom, knowledge, expertise, research, hard work and experience in the literary industry and I assist aspiring authors or writers who just don’t know what to do next to reach their dreams of becoming published. I provide the steps, tips and personal suggestions of what it takes to get the manuscript out of your head and into print, the steps you need to take to self-publish, seek publication through a major publishing house, query agents or information on eBook publishing. For a monthly fee, I not only take the initiative to provide the information my clients will need, but I will also be available to my clients via email and phone with any questions they might have throughout the process. There are no minimum or maximum months of service. If after one month you have everything you need to know and can take it from there, the contract can be terminated. If after a couple months of terminating the contract you realize you didn’t know everything or need to know more, you can reinstate the contract for no additional charge.
My professional read-thrus include my reading of your work to provide you my professional opinion, thoughts, notes, suggestions and comments on the content, plot, story-line, character development, etc… This is not an editing or ghostwriting service. This is content feedback only.
I do perform manuscript editing. I was the acquisitions editor for the Urban Christian book imprint for ten years. My editing price starts at $5 per page, but varies depending on the amount of work that will be involved.
I have worked on a number of both fiction and non-fiction projects. Writers of all genres are welcome for consideration.