The Book

Although often seeming elusive or fleeting, this book reveals how a joy-filled life is within everyone’s reach through recognizing its sources, the choices we make, and the mind-set we adopt.

The book is currently available in paperback and Kindle versions with gray-scale interior. We will soon be releasing full-color paperback and Kindle versions as well.

All illustrations scattered throughout Joy All Around Us were the creation of Tara Suess. The currently available version of the book is gray scale; however, a larger, full color version is soon to be released.

Visit to see and purchase more of Tara's artwork or commission a custom piece. There is a growing demand for her pencil and water color portraits created from client's favorite photos of family, friends, and pets.

Tara's art combines realism, rich colors, and a whimsical flair. The book's illustrations capture moments and objects of joy to help add visual appeal as well as trigger reader's own fond thoughts and memories.

Kingdom Winds

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Kingdom Winds is a ground-breaking new multi-media destination website currently under development. More information will become available as the site nears launch. 

Give the Gift of Joy

Give the gift of joy to others. Part of our mission is to help others realize greater levels of joy, and then in turn, give it away to others. Please consider partnering with us to be ambassadors of joy. Contact us for discounted bulk purchases of Joy All Around Us or make a donation towards our giving program—Spread the Joy! 


Joy All Around Us is an inspiring collection of nonfiction essays that defines joy and helps readers see it in all aspects of life, from simple pleasures to the blessings of friends, family, and God.”

"Elements of spiritual truth are woven throughout the book, particularly using the soul-soothing words of the Psalms, helping the reader to see God’s presence in the big and small moments of life. The book reflects an outpouring of praise and thanksgiving to the Lord throughout, and ultimately leads readers to find their lasting source of joy in Him."