After Joyce Palmer scored an honorable mention in the 77th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition in 2008 for her short story, Sacred Fear, she was hooked. She’s an avid reader and an active, experienced critique partner. She worked for a short period as a content editor, and on occasion, volunteer judges in writing competitions. She is a member of Romance Writer’s of America, Passionate Ink, and Savvy Authors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University. Joyce is a Christian conservative who loves stories of romance, and she has little problem writing in her favored genre, sensual/erotic romance with few closed bedroom doors. She finds the open honesty of the matter refreshing. For over 30 years, she has been happily married to her personal hero. They live in southwest Florida where she writes fast-paced contemporary romances with feisty heroines and Alpha heroes. There is always a happily-ever-after. Joyce believes her characters are enhanced and their humanity further developed through intimate and explicit sexual detail. All relationships are heterosexual and monogamous. She has published six stories, five with Cobblestone Press and one with The Wild Rose Press.