BettyJoyce's novel, Everybody Here is Kin, forthcoming in 2023 from Madville Publishing.
A Moveable Feast, Sept. 26, 2023, South Carolina, location to-be-determined.
Official book launch, Sept. 30, 2023, at New Dominion Books, Charlottesville, VA.
The Book Cellar, Chicago, IL, fall 2023, date to be determined.
Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA, date to be determined.
Here's how writers describe BettyJoyce's book:
"In her beautiful Everybody Here is Kin, BettyJoyce Nash has laid bare the ways our blood betrays and restores us. The book is a powerful exploration of love's shadowy forms, and the ways our relationships are as shaped by desire as they are by the places we've called home, the places we keep running from and toward."
—Bret Anthony Johnston, international best-selling author of the novel, Remember Me Like This, and the short story collection Corpus Christi. He directs the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas in Austin.
"In Everybody Here is Kin, BettyJoyce Nash tells a coming-of-age tale that challenges notions of motherhood, both familial and as guardians of the earth. Lucille is a girl on the brink of adolescence whose intelligence is matched only by her intuitive knowledge of the natural world—where she's been left to monitor her two younger step-siblings. This story transcends time and place and will be a joy for anyone who loves this transient world.
—Gale Massey, award winning author, The Girl from Blind River, Rising and Other Stories.
"This novel makes your heart swell, waterlogged with love and admiration. BettyJoyce Nash's heroine, 13-year-old Lucille, worries about the planet sinking into the ocean, even as everyone in her life is going under, including the cranky motel manager, Will. Whom can she save and whom can she trust? Living inside Lucille's head is a rare treat in BettyJoyce Nash's astute, funny, and poignant book."
—Mary Kay Zuravleff, author of American Ending, Man Alive!, The Bowl is Already Broken, and The Frequency of Souls.
BettyJoyce Nash's story, "The Forever Project," appears in Reckon Review; essays and stories have aired on NPR, appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, North Dakota Quarterly, Broad River Review, Across the Margin, and elsewhere. She writes editorials for Carolina Commentary.
A MacDowell fellow in 2013, BettyJoyce won the Fitzgerald prize in 2015. Her MSJ is from Medill Journalism (Northwestern); her MFA in fiction, from Queens University of Charlotte. Her fiction has been recognized with fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation, the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and VCCA-France. She teaches fiction at WriterHouse in Charlottesville; she's also taught writing in college and the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.