Guest Feature – Joy Wood

It is a delight to invite my lovely friend and talented author, Joy Wood, back to Patricia’s Pen. Congratulations to Joy on the launch of her brand new novel Secrets and Lies. Joy has come along to tell my readers a little about it. Without further ado it’s over to Joy.

Writing is my Passion

Joy Wood

Writing books is the “easy” bit – I come up with a story but then need to make it desirable for my readers. Fortunately, I’m surrounded by people who want me to succeed, including my brilliant, insightful editor, and talented cover designer.

I strive with each novel to create a narrative that invites the reader into a captivating, engaging and menacing world. My previous five independently published books fall into the crime category and use twists and turns to keep the reader turning the pages well into the night.

My latest novel Secrets and Lives is a story of intrigue, deceit and rage – packed full of tension to the very last page.

The story is about three women –

Jenna, the beautiful yet fragile wife of the heir to the Montgomery fortune,

Bridget, the wily housekeeper who carries out her duties with diligence and guile,

and Lucy, the jewellery designer living an almost reclusive life.

All three women are bound together by secrets and lies.

Oak Ridge is the mansion where the heinous Montgomery family reside. A place where subterfuge, blackmail and murder have become the order of the day. Challenging the Montgomery family is never an option – defeating them impossible.

All three women are forced to take the family on. However, only one of them is confident of victory because she’s watched and learned from the masters themselves. But she is hiding an almighty secret that she’s never dared speak to anyone about. A monstrous act that is so evil, it’s better left unsaid . . . or could vocalising it, finally free her?

Buy a copy of Secrets and Lies

About Joy Wood

Joy Wood is an independent author and has self-published seven novels. She resides in the quaint seaside town of Cleethorpes in North East Lincolnshire.

Joy is a registered public speaker and has developed a humorous talk about the transition she made from nurse to author (From Bedpan to Pen!) She speaks at WI’s, luncheon clubs, after dinner speaker, book clubs and author events where she also sells signed copies of her paperbacks.

Social Media and website Links





All Joy Wood’s books may be ordered from her Amazon author page HERE

For signed paperbacks (UK Delivery only) email Joy on

6 thoughts on “Guest Feature – Joy Wood

  1. Madalyn Morgan November 22, 2022 / 1:24 pm

    I loved the post about the fabulous author Joy Wood. I’ve read all Joy Wood’s novels and I am delighted she has written a new one. Secrets and Lies sound intriguing. Great Blog BTW.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Patricia M Osborne November 22, 2022 / 1:26 pm

    Thanks for reading and commenting, Madalyn. I too have read all of Joy’s books and like you say, this new one sounds particularly intriguing, and don’t you just love that cover?


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