Joyce Yarrow

A New York City transplant now living in Seattle, Joyce Yarrow is the award-winning author of literary novels of suspense that “appeal to readers who enjoy unusual mysteries with an international setting.” - Library Journal.

Her coming-of-age novel SANDSTORM, won a the 2022 gold medal in Women's Fiction at the CIPA/Evvy Awards and her historical thriller, ZAHARA AND THE LOST BOOKS OF LIGHT, has been translated into Spanish and Portuguese. Joyce's other published novels of suspense include ASK THE DEAD (Martin Brown), RUSSIAN RECKONING - available in hard cover as THE LAST MATRYOSHKA (Five Star Mysteries), RIVERS RUN BACK, co-authored with Arindam Roy (Vitasta, New Delhi).

Yarrow began her writing life scribbling poems on the subway and observing human behavior from every walk of life. She is a Pushcart Prize Nominee with short stories and essays that have been widely published.