Joi Miner is a 36 year old mother of two beautiful daughters from Montgomery, AL (currently residing in Birmingham, AL). She has been writing for as long as she could hold a pen. In college, she began sharing her poetry at open mics and published her first collection of poetry, Graffitied Gypsy, at 22. She has since published 4 poetry collections, two spoken word CDs, been included in several anthologies, and won awards at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the University of South Alabama.
In 2005 she co-founded Poetic Advisory, LLC. Poetic Advisory, LLC founded the Annual Juneteenth Culturefest in Montgomery, AL in 2012 and produced and directed a year-long mini-tour of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf in 2013.
She branched into fiction in 2014 being published in anthologies and her debut novel, Vices, was released on October 31st by Nayberry Publications. She has since released 21 books since then, and recently became a National Best Selling Author for her debut Lesfic series "A Stud in Stilettos: A Lesbian Love Tale".
Joi is a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault survivor and advocate who teaches workshops on how to heal through writing. With everything that she has accomplished, the thing that she is most proud of is her ability to maintain the balance of home and pursuit of her dreams, without losing her mind in the process.
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