Joy Rayne graduated from high school taking as many business and clerical courses as possible knowing that her parents would never be able to afford college. She began her career as an office employee in the same high school. As years passed and experience was gained, she became the administrative assistant that she had strived to be. She has been a Sunday School teacher for more than twenty-five years prompting her to lead Christian seminars. Joy is now retired and lives in South Carolina with her pets. She enjoys spending time with her friends, photography and post processing, slow walks through scenic places while stopping to take pictures, smelling the roses and overall enjoying the beautiful world that God created for all of us, plundering through antique stores, and oh yes, a good cup of coffee. Joy volunteers for a no-kill adoption center for dogs and cats. She is currently a member of the Columbia Camera Club, Palmetto Conservation Foundation, the SC State Museum, two senior citizens groups and on the board of her community Home Owners Association. Joy also dabbles in just about anything else....such as working with crafts, making jewelry, renovations in her home, minor computer problems and using her photography for note cards and prints.
Mandy Hale, also known by her many blog readers and Twitter fans as The Single WomanTM, shares her stories, advice, and enthusiasm for living life as an empowered, confident, God-centered woman who doesn’t just resign herself to being single—she enjoys it! Being single has had its stigmas, but Mandy proves it has its advantages too, and she uses wisdom and wit to inspire her fellow single ladies to celebrate and live fully in the life God has given them.
Mandy encourages her readers on subjects such as taking chances, building friendships, letting go, and finding a greater purpose. With her help, readers can stop worrying about happily ever after and discover a happy life instead.