About the Author
Joy Johannessen is an editor who has worked at many publishing houses including Chelsea House, Grove Press, and Oxford University Press. Johannessen was a senior editor at HarperCollins Publishers, and the executive editor of Delphinium Books. Among the hundreds of writers she has worked with are Dorothy Allison, Michael Cunningham, and Ursula Le Guin, to name just a few. With Roxanne Coady, she is the coeditor of The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them.