About the Author
Joyce and Alexandra Swann are mother and daughter. Joyce homeschooled her ten children from the first grade through master's degrees. She is a well-known author and speaker on the subject of homeschooling. For nearly a decade she was a popular columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine. She now blogs regularly on parenting, homeschooling, and Christian lifestyle issues.
Joyce and Alexandra have co-authored five novels: The Fourth Kingdom, The Twelfth Juror, The Chosen, The Invitation and The Force. The Fourth Kingdom was a top four finalist in the Christianity Today 2011 book of the year awards. Joyce's personal story of her experiences raising and educating her family is chronicled in Looking Backward: My Twenty-Five Years as a Homeschooling Mother, published in February of 2011. Her novel, The Warrior, which tells the story of one woman's ten-year prayer vigil for a man she has never met has been downloaded on Kindle over 100,000 times since its release in May of 2012 and has over 500 five-star reviews on Amazon. She is also the author of two children's books, Tales of Pig Isle and The McAloons, which began as stories that she told to entertain her grandchildren, and the young adult series N. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband of over 50 years.
Alexandra is author of No Regrets: How Homeschooling Earned me a Master's Degree at Age Sixteen, Writing for Today and The Planner. She works in Dallas, Texas, in financial services.