*About Me*


I’m Joy Bernardo – writer, student for life, daughter, friend, artist, nerd, movie lover, avid coffee drinker, obsessive reader, and girl. I have also been a janitor, a college graduate, a receptionist, a child care worker, a teacher, a gas station attendant, and a tutor. I’ve tried on many different hats and have determined that they all go with different outfits. I don’t regret any of them. Except for that floppy one with the feathers. That one was just ridiculous.

My favorite past times include any of the OLL events (NaNoWriMo, Camp NaNoWriMo, etc.), baking, sewing, and singing to small woodland creatures. I’m still learning how to properly use a semicolon and I frequently like to break the rules for sentence fragments. Cause they’re awesome and short. Just like me.


I had couple short stories picked up by a short story anthology titled, Stupefying Stories by Rampant Loon. Look for “The Key” and “Fulfilling” among-st the wonderful titles in their collection.

I write non-fiction under various pen names for e-books, online magazines, and other publications. Under my own name, I have written lesson plans for Education.com, worked as a story engineer for a mobile game, and worked as a staff writer for both lifecoachingforwomen.com and slimdownforhealth.com. I’ve also worked on a number of blogs that range in topic from professional and personal success tips, to health and wellness, and even finance.


At times I will quote Chuck Wendig, Natalie Goldberg, or a number of other writers that I find inspirational, in hopes that you can benefit from their words as well. I will also post links to articles which can help both writers and freelancers alike. There will also be a dash of self-promotion, but that’s to be expected, isn’t it?


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