Roy, a Milwaukee native, has lived in Wisconsin for nearly all her life. Since her retirement from teaching French and psychology she has lived with her husband in northern Door County.
Roy’s subject matter is drawn from life experiences and observations of events and of the fascinating people in her world. She has studied at the Iowa Writers Workshop and with noted poets Marilyn Taylor, Robin Chapman and Ellen Kort. She has read her poems at the Wisconsin Book Festival, the Midsummer’s Music Festival, and with the Pro Arte Quartet in a presentation of The Seven Last Words of Christ.
Her poetry has appeared in a number of publications, including Wisconsin People and Ideas, The Peninsula Pulse, The Door Voice, A Cup of Poems and a Side of Prose, and Echoes Anthology. Her books include Slightly Off Q by Roy, June Nirschl and Nancy Rafal and Two Off Q, a Conversation in Poetry, by Roy and Nirschl. The latter book won the 2009 Wisconsin Library Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry.