Joy Martin is an American writer based in Cambridge, UK. 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 theatre, performance art and arts festivals. 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 links between the creative imagination and mindfulness in the works of Jane Austen. She spent years working in various roles in publishing and the arts, along the way working for an arts and wellbeing charity, a literary agency and Arts Council England.