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A quick hello.

Hi! I'm Carmen, and I write (among other things).

I'm also wife to Jeff, mom to Vivian, occasional goal-coach, Rocky enthusiast, amateur kick-boxer, perpetual project starter, and a former creative writing teacher. I've published sports fiction and nonfiction in literary journals, freelanced, edited a few magazines, and I recently finished my debut sports romance novel, Coronet.

Viva La Joy is pretty simple. This is where I keep my love of writing alive, whether that's writing about writing, or whatever else is on my mind. It's about learning as I go, and sharing what I learn.

Welcome, and thanks for reading. It means a lot.



Photo by Jamie Delaney

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