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Joy Fielding

Joy Fielding

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Joy Fielding was born and in Toronto, Canada and went to the University of Toronto, where she received her B.A. after majoring in English, and appearing in the well-received student movie, "Winter Kept Us Warm." Acting ambitions subsequently took her to Hollywood where she got a part in an episode of "Gunsmoke" and worked in a lot of banks before leaving L.A. and returning to Toronto and her first love--writing. She has been married to her lawyer husband since 1974, and they have 2 daughters, Shannon and Annie, as well as two gorgeous grandchildren, Hayden and Skylar. As of 2022, she has written a total of 22 novels, among them the international bestsellers See Jane Run, Someone Is Watching, She's Not There, Cul-de-Sac, and The Housekeeper, the latter to be published in August of 2022. She is also the author of the award-winning novella for adult learners, Home Invasion.

City:
Toronto
Province:
Ontario

Publications

Missing Pieces. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1997.
Don't Cry Now. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1995.
See Jane Run. Toronto: Stoddart, 1991.
Good Intentions. New York and Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1988.
The Deep End. New York: Doubleday Canada, 1986.

Awards

Book of the Year, Periodical Distributors of Canada for Kiss Mommy Goodbye.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Presentation Length:
60 min.
Genre:
Fiction
Grades:
7-12
Audience Size:
flexible