Joy Tiz, MS,
JD, grew up the daughter of a renegade Republican lawyer in the
heart of Mayor Daley’s Chicago. Part of the culture
shock she experienced upon relocating to the San Diego,
California area as a teenager was the stunning revelation that
the state of California does not recognize Election Day as a
national holiday, requiring the closing of schools and
Joy holds an MS in psychology and a JD in law, which she
practiced for several years before leaving the profession to
focus on her writing career. During her legal career, she
was featured in an article in the San Diego Union Tribune in
which her expertise was sought regarding the constitutionality
of several county ordinances. Tiz also drew upon her legal
expertise in drafting Firearms and the Law, a manual used in
personal protection courses.
Joy is an author who has been widely published in
magazines. Recently, she was the subject of a feature
article in the Riverside Press Enterprise. Her first book,
I Love My Dog, But . . . has received glowing reviews as much
for its entertaining style as for its content. She often
draws on her extensive background in education to make her
topics interesting and understandable. Her interests range
enable her to present thorough discussions on topics ranging
from canine behavior to human psychology to legal and
constitutional issues and government.
Joy made her debut as a weekly columnist for LoudCitizen.com in
February 2001, and joined America's
as a featured commentator in May 2001.
Presently, Joy Tiz shares her home with three German Shepherds
in Southern California’s Inland Empire.