Joyce Dyer is the author of three memoirs, "In a Tangled Wood," "Gum-Dipped" and "Goosetown," and the editor of "Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers." She has published essays in newspapers and magazines such as North American Review, The New York Times and Writer’s Chronicle. She is Professor Emerita of English at Hiram College, where she continues to teach writing courses. Dyer currently is in the process of co-editing a collection of essays titled "From Curlers to Chainsaws: Women and Their Machines" that will be published by Michigan State University Press, as well as writing a book about abolitionist John Brown, who grew up in Hudson, Ohio, where Dyer has lived for more than thirty years. She has won numerous awards for her writing, including a 2014 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council, the Appalachian Writers Association 1999 Book of the Year Award and the David B. Saunders Award in Creative Nonfiction.