What the readers are saying about Joyce's books ...   

A Deadly Truth - "A thoroughly enjoyable murder mystery!" 

                                                                        InD'Tale Magazine, September, 2013

A Burning Truth - "Wonderfully written historical fiction novel filled with mystery, suspense and romance,  making it appealing to any reader."               Jaidis Shaw, May, 2014

A Burning Truth - "This novel is sure to please a wide range of readers." 

                                                                       Laurie's Thoughts, September, 2014

A Wicked Truth - "Fans of historical mysteries with a taste of romance should enjoy this book immensely.  

                   Definitely Recommended."           Long and Short Reviews, October, 2015 

A Wicked Truth - "I am confident that once you read about Cady and Doyle you will become hooked."                                                           Tammy's Teatime Blog, October, 2015                           

Eliza - "The story had enough twists and turns to keep me interested to the last page."

                                                                          C.E. Davis

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A blend of mystery and romance

​​Joyce Proell

After a nasty divorce, Tibby Beachem wants a predictable, tidy life with no surprises. So when she's fished out of the lake by a man who stirs unwanted desires, she's shaken. It takes a little girl to teach her that if she wants the prize, she's got to take a risk.

All proceeds of this book benefits Midwest Fiction Writers in providing learning opportunities for all writers.

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.

                                                               Author Unknown

Spring, 2016 

At last the snow has melted.The grass is turning green. The birds have returned and lovely birdsong is everywhere. Spring is my favorite season and the expectation of color bursting from the trees and flower buds fills me with pleasure. 

In the writing world, there are new beginnings as well. The Minnesota Fiction Writers (MFW) has an anthology of love stories to be released on Monday, May 30th. Presale for the book begins Mother's Day, May 8th.

     Minnesota: A state blessed with 10,000 lakes, four beautiful seasons, and countless romantics looking for love in all the right places! What better place to find a perfect happily-ever-after than one of Minnesota’s uniquely fun, flirty, artsy, musical, fishy or, yes, frigid festivals?
     Festivals of Love brings you nineteen wonderful love stories, each set at a different local celebration. From finding an honest-to-goodness genie on the banks of the Mississippi during a jazz festival to taking out a handsome sportscaster on a frozen lake during a pond hockey tournament, the heroines and heroes of Festivals of Love will bring you on romantic journeys that go back in time, celebrate contemporary themes, sigh at young love, and even delve into the fantasies that fill all our dreams of romance.
     Join us when a missing WWII soldier shocks the girl who thought she’d lost him; when the magic of Judy Garland brings together two smart, giving, creative men; for a little magic between a singer, an artisan, and their fairy godmother at the Renaissance Festival; and for unrequited love that fuels a food fight between would-be lovers on a pair of parade floats.
     From pond hockey to zombie pub crawls, food trucks to fantastic art in the heart of Minneapolis, and from poignant to fun-filled, the authors of Midwest Fiction Writers who brought you the popular Love in the Land of Lakes anthology, will enchant you with the short stories in their delightful new collection. Come visit these festivals of love with us!