Joy Martin is an American writer based in Cambridge. She is currently writing her first novel with the support of a grant from Arts Council England. She also writes creative, critical reviews and features for Exeunt Magazine, covering London theatre and performance art, arts festivals and Cambridge arts and culture. She has a BSc with a double-major in English and Music Performance from Central Michigan University, a BA in English from Cambridge University and a MRes degree from The London Consortium, where her research explored the creative imagination and mindfulness in the works of Jane Austen. She spent years working in various roles in the arts and publishing, along the way working for an arts and wellbeing charity, a literary agency and Arts Council England.