Joy Allen is a professional author and illustrator of children's books. Joy began illustrating children's books in 1997 after a long career in graphic design. She has illustrated over 60 books, including writing and illustrating “Baby Signs” (on Oprah's list) and “Princess Party” and “Baby Sounds”. Joy is also the illustrator of the Cam Jansen series. She loves her job!
Joy has been profiled in Children's Writers & Illustrator's Market, and was featured as editor's choice in Art Gallery Magazine. Her most recent picture books include “Hold the Boat” and “My Best Friend Bear”.
When she is not creating, Joy is a Mom, Grandma, Auntie, Sister, Daughter and Friend.
She lives in the foothills of the Sierra mountains in California with her wonderful family of four grown children and 6 grandchildren.