Joan Van Nuys was raised in a family of violinists and for many years carried on the tradition of orchestral playing. A writing career beckoned when one of her daughters moved to Norway and Joan began putting her many adventures into story form. A sweet romance featuring a Norwegian hero netted her an agent but was never published. She went on to write two more category romances as Marianna Essex and has since produced seven historical romances. Joan, who recently lost her husband of 45 years to cancer, has three daughters, four granddaughters (two of them Norwegian), three cats, and she has lived in the same old ivy-covered house in northwestern Pennsylvania for many years. She's an avid fan of Star Trek Second Generation, Star Trek Voyager, The Young and the Restless, and she loves reading, gardening, ping-pong and exploring old towns in Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.
- Beloved Enchantress
Joan Van NuysA Love as Timeless as the Midnight Sun. Wild and free, beautiful Sunniva Mellby had no interest in the housewifely... More