After bearing witness to countless extraordinary stories as a social worker and mental health therapist, Joyce quit to pen her own made-up tales. The worlds of historical romance and romantic suspense are her bailiwick. Her books feature lively, determined women, unafraid to challenge the status quo, and the men they love. She is a 2015 RWA Hearts through History winner.

In addition to writing, she loves to swim, walk and finds baking almost as relaxing as a day at the spa. When she isn't traveling, she can be found, along with her husband, at home in Minnesota, in her own little house on the prairie.