Born 11 days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Joy S. MillerUpton has always felt the tug of history. Journalists, in Joy’s eyes, are historians. After graduating with a BS in Journalism from Ohio University, she began working as a journalist. Over a period of more than four decades Joy’s career has included freelance writing and photography, newspaper journalism, and marketing. She has always valued accuracy and balance in all her forms of story-telling; trying to get it right, for history. Joy has had hundreds of articles and photos published, including for The Saturday Evening Post, Horse & Rider, The Columbus Dispatch, Associated Press, United Press International, The Advocate (Newark, Ohio) and The Athens Messenger, as well as in many marketing venues. Joy and her husband, Don, share a love for all creatures. Currently, the hoof and paw count on their hilly Appalachian farm is historically low—12 hooves and 20 paws. All special. All loved.