The Conger Twin writing team is no more. After co-writing fiction together during their writing career, Joyce passed away from heart failure in November, 2015, during the same time period her twin sister, Joan, was undergoing surgery. However, as a cancer survivor, Joan will continue writing as JoEllen Conger, with seven decades of her sister's memories buried deep in her heart.
For the last fifty-five years, Joan has lived in the same family ancestral home near the open ocean of Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz, California. Her youngest daughter, born in Hawaii, and her teenage granddaughter live in residence with her, plus several pet chickens and four pet cats. Her most recent family addition is a friendly feral tom, who was easily converted into a family pet, sleeping away the rainy winter days in his bathroom basin.