Joy McCullough

Longlist, 2018 National Book Awards

Joy McCullough writes books and plays from her home in the Seattle area, where she lives with her husband and two children.
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Blood Water Paint

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough book cover
ISBN 9780735232112 Dutton Children’s Books / Penguin Random House

Her mother died when she was twelve, and suddenly Artemisia Gentileschi had a stark choice: a life as a nun in a convent or a life grinding pigment for her father's paint. More about this book >

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Joy McCullough

Joy McCullough writes books and plays from her home in the Seattle area, where she lives with her husband and two children. She studied theater at Northwestern University, fell in love with her husband atop a Guatemalan volcano, and now spends her days surrounded by books and kids and chocolate. Blood Water Paint is her debut novel.

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