Protrait submitted by Ms. Gruel's class from
Port Royal Elementary School Beaufort,South Carolina
Joyce Hanson was born in New York City and lived there most of her life. She grew up in Bronx and taught at the New York City public school for 22 years. She retired in 1995. She ahs moved down to S.C. and now lives with her husband and is a full time writer. She writes about what she knows and about her feelings. She reflects her childhood and life in her characters. Joyce Hanson wanted to be a writer because of her mother, who wanted to be a journalist. Joyce Hanson's father taught her about the true way of telling stories and reflecting characters. Joyce Hanson is a great and well-known author.