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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joy Preble  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Mystery Romance

Audience: Young Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Joy grew up in Chicago and attended Northwestern University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Joy was a former English teacher who now lives in Houston and writes full time.

Published Works

  • Dreaming Anastasia: A Novel of Love, Magic, and the Power of Dreams, Sourcebooks Fire, 2009
  • Haunted, Sourcebooks Fire, 2011
  • Anastasia Forever, Sourcebooks Fire, 2012
  • The Sweet Dead Life, Soho Teen, 2013
  • The A-word, Soho Teen, 2014

Selected Titles At Your Library

Dreaming Anastasia /
ISBN: 1402218176. OCLC Number:

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky,. Naperville :. ©2009.

In alternating voices, sixteen-year-old Chicagoan Anne and handsome, magical Ethan tell of their fated quest to rescue Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia, who tells of her long captivity in the hut of legendary witch Baba Yaga.

Haunted /
ISBN: 1402244681. OCLC Number:

Sourcebooks Fire,. Naperville, Ill. :. ©2011.

A mysterious stranger is hunting Anne wherever she goes. No one sees her but Anne. When she searches for the woman's identity, Anne exposes secrets about her own life--things that will change her life forever. And when the gorgeous Ethan returns, her life gets a lot more complicated. Anne thought her journey with the Romanov family had ended, but it was just the beginning ...

Anastasia forever /
ISBN: 1402268750. OCLC Number:

Sourcebooks Fire,. Naperville, Ill. :. ©2012.

No one ever knew what happened to Anastasia excerpt her half-brother Victor; and he wants to keep it that way. Anne just wants a normal boyfriend and a normal family, not visions of the past, no evil mermaids or Brotherhood trying to kill her. Ethan has been eighteen for nearly half a century, and finding Anne is the best thing that's ever happened to him. But the magic in his blood is turning darker. What will happen?

The sweet dead life /
ISBN: 1616951508. OCLC Number:

Soho Teen,. New York :. 2013.

After dying in a car accident, fourteen-year-old Jenna's older brother returns as an angel to help Jenna solve a mystery that not only holds the key to her survival, but also to their mother's mysterious depression and their father's disappearance.

The A-word /
ISBN: 1616952903. OCLC Number:

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While on the verge of getting her first boyfriend, fifteen-year-old Jenna tries to solve an angel's murder, discover the secrets of another angel, and help her brother, a guardian angel with adjustment issues.

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