Joy Gage knew she wanted to be a writer from age 8. After graduating from Biola in 1950 with a degree in Christian education, she began her writing career by submitting articles to Christian magazines. Gage has since published several books. Some of Gage’s books were inspired by witnessing families’ struggles within the church. Her most popular title has been When Parents Cry, a book for those struggling with rebellious children. She has also written four books on the life of Moses and five fiction books set during wartime. “When you see the sales report and you know ... people are buying it and you’re touching lives somehow through sitting at home behind a typewriter or a computer, that has been extremely rewarding,” Gage said. The Gages had three daughters, one deceased, and have three grand- daughters.