JoEllen Conger is a twin writing team. The twins began writing short stories while in school, then continued their individual writing careers as they matured. Each is published separately under her married name in cook books, newsletters, magazines, newspaper bylines, self help and alternative healing therapy. The twins joined Romance Writers of America in 1992 and began enjoying their joint efforts in writing fantasy and romance. Joan lives in the picturesque seaside town of Santa Cruz, California, while Joyce lives with her husband in the California desert valley of Bakersfield. Although the twins live miles apart they communicate nearly daily by e-mail. Both authors rely on their cats to direct their writing efforts.