The Joy Thieves is an autobiographical true crime thriller that starts out reading like Single White Female and evolves into a full blown Enemy of the State scenario, with the author giving away most of her belongings and fleeing across the United States — flanked every step of the way by law enforcement and unknown civilians — in an attempt to regain her once idyllic life.
In 1996, the author is inexplicably targeted by a co-worker who belongs to a shadow organization that earmarks activists, whistleblowers and innocent citizens for highly organized disinformation campaigns, 24/7 surveillance, stalking and community harassment.
Spanning 20 years, the story unwinds as the author — a guileless artist — loses jobs, clients, family members and friends. Although the author seeks out support and professional assistance, even meeting with the FBI, she eventually ends up isolated, jobless, homeless and suicidal.
Woven into the telling of her story is all of the information that the author has been able to dig up over the years, allowing readers to decide for themselves who the criminals are and what they really want.