Janet Joy loves to share great books!
In 2015 she became the resident Book Lover on Global TV The Morning Show which came about because of her love of bicycles! Her passion for books and bicycles were realized in October 2014 with the inaugural The Reading Line Book Ride along The Green Line in Toronto. As Outreach Director and Co-Founder of The Reading Line, their goal is to make the city better .. one street and one book at a time.
Janet Joy volunteers for Cycle Toronto and is the Co-Captain of the Ward 13 advocacy group where she is working to move forward initiatives to provide a connected cycling infrastructure not only in her community but city wide. She was awarded The Ward Advocacy Volunteer of the Year 2014 after only 9 months of being in the position.
As Senior Executive Sales Director at Penguin Random House Canada, her responsibilities include managing all third party publishing services for PRHC. This includes working with an impressive list of client publishers including Candlewick, DC Comics, Rizzoli, Quirk Books, National Geographic, Shambhala, Melville House, Soho Press, New York Review Books, Bloomsbury, WW Norton and many many more fabulous publishers.
It was more than 25 years ago that she began her publishing career as a “Temp” Receptionist for Madison Press Books while pursuing a career as a professional actor and dancer. Highlights of her performance career include the role of a RCMP officer in the feature film MASALA, appearances on television series and commercials along with script development with new playwrights. Memories of working with the National Tap Dance Company and playing Velma in West Side Story at Garden City Productions in St. Catharines remain near to her heart.
Janet Joy is thrilled to have the opportunity to share her passion for books and bicycles on Global TV The Morning Show.