Joyce Tremel was a police secretary for ten years and more than once envisioned the demise of certain co-workers, but settled on writing as a way to keep herself out of jail. Her flash fiction has appeared in Mysterical-e, and her non-fiction has been published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police magazine. Her debut novel, TO BREW OR NOT TO BREW was an RT Book Reviews "Top Pick" and was nominated for the RT 2015 Reviewers’ Choice Award for best amateur sleuth.
The second book in the series TANGLED UP IN BREW, was also an RT Book Reviews "Top Pick" and has been chosen by Kings River Life as a Best Book of 2016. It was the WINNER of the 2016 Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Amateur Sleuth.
A ROOM WITH A BREW, the third book in the series, won the 2017 RT Reviewers' Choice award for best amateur sleuth.
Joyce is a native Pittsburgher, has two grown sons, and lives in the beautiful Laurel Highlands east of Pittsburgh with her husband. When coming up with the idea for this series, she thought her big city with the small town feel would be the perfect setting for Max's brew pub. She hopes "yinz" guys agree!