Joy Morgan Dey
Joy Morgan Dey, born an aquamarine, felt more like an agate
growing up. Knocking about in The Great Rock Tumbler of Life has given
deep appreciation for intrinsic value wherever it hides, waiting to be
During her career as a graphic artist, Joy designed Old
Turtle and The Quiltmaker’s Gift, both BookSense award
winners, among many other books for children and adults. She wrote Agate
and designed the book as well. Joy lives with her family,
just north of Duluth, Minnesota.
Nikki Johnson, an amethyst by birth, has always identified
with the agates she loved to collect as a kid. She can spot one from
across the street.
In Agate, Nikki shows us her colorful, artistic
and also her love of animals, especially moose. Nikki is a master
painter with the Lake Superior Watercolor Society. Her work appears in
Erdman Art Group collections, as well as regional galleries. She lives
on the North Shore of Lake Superior near Duluth, Minnesota.
This is Joy and Nikki’s second collaboration. In their first
book, Nightlight, little bears, Aurora Mae and Borealis Burl,
discover the northern lights. It was written by Jeannine Anderson.