Joy Harris-Bird holds a bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University. She is also a certified reading tutor, children's book author, entrepreneur, and literacy advocate.

Her love for writing began at an early age as she loved reading and writing her own stories. She began blogging in 2017 and later wrote her first children's book in 2019. She is now a best-selling author and business owner. She creates children's books to teach children the beauty of being themselves. Her books include Zoey The Great, Different Like Me, and My Friend Gru.

Mrs. Harris-Bird is also the CEO of Bright Light Publishing, founder of the non-profit organization Read To Lead Learning Center, and co-owner/editor of Token Magazine.