Joyce is the author of five works of fiction: the forthcoming MOTHER TONGUE, THE REASON FOR WINGS, BREAKING BREAD, WHITE WATER, and NOTHING TO DO WITH LOVE. Her stories have appeared in Georgia Review, Atlantic Monthly, Transatlantic Review, Iowa Review, O.Henry Awards anthology, etc. She has written reviews and essays for the New York Times Book Review, Sydney Morning Herald, Parabola Magazine and Creative Non-Fiction.

For twenty years, she was Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Maryland in the United States. She now lives with her husband, meditation and Focusing teacher Christopher Ash, in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia.

She regularly offers writing workshops, retreats and mentoring. A long-time Buddhist practitioner/teacher and Hakomi-trained psychotherapist, she continues to explore the integration of writing, meditation and healing.