Joy Fielding was born and in Toronto, Canada and went to the University of Toronto, where she received her B.A. after majoring in English, and appearing in the well-received student movie, "Winter Kept Us Warm." Acting ambitions subsequently took her to Hollywood where she got a part in an episode of "Gunsmoke" and worked in a lot of banks before leaving L.A. and returning to Toronto and her first love--writing. She has been married to her lawyer husband since 1974, and they have 2 daughters, Shannon and Annie, as well as two gorgeous grandchildren, Hayden and Skylar. As of 2022, she has written a total of 22 novels, among them the international bestsellers See Jane Run, Someone Is Watching, She's Not There, Cul-de-Sac, and The Housekeeper, the latter to be published in August of 2022. She is also the author of the award-winning novella for adult learners, Home Invasion.