Joyce Hansen at the 2012 Letters about Literature ceremony. South Carolina State Library.
(1942- ) Joyce Hansen has been writing books for children and young adults for over twenty years. Joyce’s first children’s book, The Gift-Giver, published in 1980, was inspired by her own Bronx childhood and by her students. She continued to teach and write until retiring from teaching in 1995. Joyce Hansen presently lives in South Carolina with her husband and writes full-time.