Joyce Rebeta-Burditt has enjoyed a career as a novelist, TV executive, and series television writer. Learn more about her career at imdb. Follow her personal author blog at

Her first novel, her real-life story, THE CRACKER FACTORY, was a national bestseller before becoming an ABC movie-of-the-week starring Natalie Wood and Shelley Long. Joyce appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson three times, did Larry King’s radio show, plus Mike Douglas, Phil Donahue, and all the morning shows from Seattle to Boston to Dallas. Joyce went on to work at NBC as Vice President of Comedy Development. She wrote and produced Matlock starring Andy Griffith, Perry Mason starring Raymond Burr, and Father Dowling Mysteries starring Tom Bosley and Tracy Nelson. She then created Diagnosis Murder starring Dick Van Dyke and most recently wrote and produced the Hallmark television series Mystery Woman.

THE CRACKER FACTORY 2: WELCOME TO WOMEN'S GROUP continues Joyce's true story, 40 sober years later.


Joyce Rebeta-Burditt discuss "Addiction and the Media" on Daytime TV