Joy Ross Davis’ flash fiction, Silver Sequins, gives “a glimpse into the life of Jeanie Martin, a woman controlled entirely by her husband. And then one day she sees a sequined sweater in the window of a luxury store. Her desire for the sweater brings about dramatic changes in her life.” She hopes to inspire readers in similar toxic relationships to get out and restore their lives. It’s her greatest accomplishment, she says, having her writing “inspire and move people.”
Her memoir, Mother, Can You Hear Me?, set to be re-released on April 18th, offers that kind of inspiration to the caregivers of loved ones experiencing memory loss. She wrote these heartwarming vignettes during the three years she took care of her own mother.
After a twenty-five-year career as a college English professor, she traveled to Ireland and worked as a writer and photographer, publishing travel articles and photos for an Irish travel agency. She has been a contributing feature writer for a local newspaper and has published articles in Southern literary magazines.
As a writer, Joy considers her greatest challenge to be “letting go of a finished draft.” She edits relentlessly, and “even goes back long after publication.” Her readers appreciate her releasing her books which include The Devereaux Jewel, Countenance, Emalyn’s Treasure, The Transformation of Bitty Brown, and The Beggar’s Miracle. They eagerly await the release of her most recent novel, The Witch of Blacklion, set in the early 1900s in Blacklion, Ireland about a woman who is shunned and feared by the people in her town and unjustly accused of witchcraft.
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Anchala Studios, LLC is a micro press based in Chapel Hill, NC which selects projects appealing to broad audiences and which enrich the community. The Collection: Flash Fiction for Flash Memory is its first publication.