This is a work of fiction about a young teenage girl orphaned in childhood and raised by her grandmother who lost control when Katie got into high school. She hires a body guard/mentor, Nicholas Chow to help her manage Katie. He is a retired NYPD police officer about 8 years older than Katie. He was medically retired due to a bullet wound. He is Chinese. They go through turbulent times dealing with peer pressure, low self esteem, honesty, and all of the things teens must deal with. It is story of adventure, travel, heartache & torment with a dash of crime and retribution. There is a discreetly done bit of sex. There are also episodes of humor. With the help of Nicholas, Katie becomes a good student and matures into a well adjusted, beautiful young lady who is proud of who and what she is.
Joyce was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on October 4 1936. With the exception of two years in southwest Oklahoma and two years in southern California she lived and worked in Corpus Christi.
She is a registered nurse specializing in trauma and her hobby is flying. She is a licensed commercial pilot and volunteers on the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team and Disaster Health Services. She flew Air Search & Rescue in USAF Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol for 12 years. She is currently semi retired living in Corpus Christi, Texas and working part time as a Counselor for Christus Spohn Health Services Heart Study program.