In Family, the reader may find the fine and fragile threads that knit a family into a whole circle: a circle that can provide sustenance and strength for human life to exist.
The author is a native of (and lives in) Rhode Island. She served three years in the Women's Army Corps during the Korean War. She is a charter member of Women in the Service for the American Memorial Foundation in D.C. While in Tokyo, she attended Sophia University and is also a graduate of Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island. She has served her community as President of The Burrillville Historical and Preservation Society, Director of the Burrillville Historic Districts Commission, Board Member of the Pascoag Public Library and a Board Member of the League of Rhode Island Historical Societies from which she received the John Nicholas Brown award for exceptional contributions to the preservation of Rhode Island Heritage. Joyce is also the author of Let Us Speak of Pleasant Things and of Warm Places in the Heart, published in 2004.