Joyce Miller was born January 4, 1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Following her dream to become an elementary school teacher and have an effect on future generations she graduated Temple University with a degree in Elementary Education in 1973. Today she is a mother and grandmother who continues to desire to have a positive effect on generations to come. On January 4, 2007 the morning of her fifty fifth birthday she woke up and composed the story of Sweet Old Sadie, a woman who also loved children but was not blessed to be surrounded by a loving family on her birthday the way Joyce was. Five years later she decided to publish this sweet and meaningful story which will be followed by two more tales of characters who also live on Lavender Lane. At sixty years of age Ms. Miller is happy to begin a successful new career as a children's book author.