Nebraska Authors

Joy Carol

Born 1938 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Joy Carol is an author, speaker, spiritual director, workshop and retreat leader at seminaries, churches, medical schools, retreat centers, schools, and other locations. She lectures and speaks on such topics as spirituality, self-care, friendship, care-giving, burnout, dealing with loneliness, aging, healing for dying and living, healing, finding meaning in life. Joy had three close encounters with death and has since dedicated her life to spirituality and healing. She is a volunteer for the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, the Central Park Conservancy, and the Broadway Soup Kitchen. She has been trained and is experienced in trauma counseling, grief and bereavement counseling, death and dying, hospice work, healing techniques, Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, imagery, and meditation.

Places Lived

Clatonia, NE
Lincoln, NE
College Park, MD
New York

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Counseling; Psychology


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education, 1959, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Master of Arts Degree in Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD


Counselor, Psychologist


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 21 September 2006
Outstanding Young Educator of the USA
Nebraska Wesleyan Legends & Legacies Alumni Award for Humanitarian Work


Towers of Hope. 2002.
Journeys of Courage. 2003.
The Fabric of Friendship. 2006.

Watch Joy Carol's September 2006 Ames Reading Series interview and talk here:

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