Joyce M. Turley has illustrated books on many topics for readers of all ages. Turley discovered her artistic talents in high school, but chose a career in engineering because she loved mathematics as well. She retired from engineering in 1984 and soon returned to her artwork, establishing her own illustration studio, Dixon Cove Design.
Raised in upstate New York, Turley has lived in the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains for over twenty years. She regularly observes deer, lizards, eagles, and coyotes outside the picture windows of her home studio.