Carol Joyce earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from York College, followed by a Master’s in Reading from McDaniel College. More recently, Joyce completed a study with the Professional Children’s Writing Program through the Professional Career Development Institute.
Just Friends continues with the adventures of Melissa Rose that began in Joyce’s first book for young adults, entitled Beads of Change and published in 2009.
At home in rural Maryland, Carol finds time for her writing passion, away from the hustle and bustle of life. Her books are aimed at helping young people navigate through life as a preteen and into the teenage years. She also visits schools, where she loves speaking to young adults concerning the importance of mastering writing skills as she shares a message of hope through the characters in her story. Now retired from teaching, Joyce follows her dream of being a full-time writer.
“I feel Beads of Change is a very relatable story for girls Missy’s age. The descriptive choice of words flows beautifully.”
—Juliana Camponeschi, age 14.