Joyce is an award-winning author of 13 novels including three middle grade books.
Her debut novel was named one of the top five novels of 2009 by Publisher’s Weekly. Her newest novel for 9-12 year olds entitled Jelly Bean Summer was released in May 2017. School Library Journal said, "Readers will devour these brightly shining characters and enjoy details such as Joyce's fearlessness, Elaine's artistic vision, Dad’s secret project in the basement, and Mom’s green thumb. A vivid historical story with heart."
Joyce is a frequent writing teacher and coach. She is new to the Pacific Northwest, having recently moved from the Philadelphia, PA area. She lives in Vancouver with her son and their little dog, Minnie. Joyce also enjoys video games, reading, and cream soda. She has never eaten a scallop.