Joy has contributed many stories, plays, and poems to New Zealand's School Journal, as far back as the 1960s and as recently as 2010. She is internationally recognised for her contribution to children's literacy and has written more than 600 early readers, along with novels and poetry for children.
She has also worked as a teacher of creative writing for children in more than 10 countries and won critical acclaim for her adult novels and short stories.
She was made a Distinguished Companion of New Zealand Order of Merit for services to children's literature at the 2005 Queen’s Birthday Honours. And in 2010 she received a Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement.
She currently lives in Wellington.
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