Joyce Grant has written 6 children's books including "Can You Believe It?: How to Spot Fake News and Find the Facts," nominated for the Forest of Reading's Yellow Cedar Award.
She is passionate about helping young people—and adults—become better writers and critical thinkers about what they read and view online. She is a past judge of Hamilton Public Library's Power of the Pen writing contest.
Joyce holds a Master's Degree in Creative and Critical Writing as well as a Journalism Degree (TMU). She speaks to thousands of young people and adults each year about critical thinking, journalism and writing. She is also a part-time prof at Humber College in Toronto, in communications and social media writing.
She has two middle-grade baseball novels (Tagged Out and Sliding Home) and a picture book series (Gabby, Gabby: Drama Queen and Gabby: Wonder Girl). A fourth book in the series, Gabby: Pet Groomer, illustrated by Jan Dolby, will be published in 2023. Joyce is under contract for her second illustrated non-fiction book to be published in 2026.
She is the owner of the popular TeachingKidsNews.com news website, which was given international recognition by Global Youth & News Media with a Silver Award. She is also a book blogger and reviewer on Getting Kids Reading (GKReading.com).
Besides being a presenter and keynote speaker, Joyce is a freelance journalist and editor and frequently mentors young people and adults on the road to becoming published authors themselves.
She lives in Hamilton with her husband and son, and their cat named Bob of Happy, who is quite certain he's a journeyman (displayed by the extensive help he gives to anyone who enters their home to fix an appliance, install a floor or paint a wall).