Joyce Porte lived in British Colonial East Africa as the daughter of American pioneer missionaries.  The best part of these years was within a few miles of the northern finger of the Serengeti Game Reserve.  She attended a boarding school in Kenya until she graduated from high school and returned to the United States.

She presently lives in Homer, Alaska with her husband, Vince and works as a real estate broker and writer.  She is the author of Where Lions Still Roar and Rogue Lioness, the first two books of a historical trilogy based in what is now called Tanzania.