Peel Productions

Quality books since 1986

In 1986, Susan Joyce and Doug DuBosque launched into a new life with a garage full of freshly-printed books and a Rolodex of US Department of Defense school contacts in Germany, where they both lived. Over 25 years later, more than 12 million books have been sold worldwide, including translations into Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, and Russian.

The Lullaby Illusion, by Susan Joyce

Tap or click on cover to preview and purchase on Amazon.

The Lullaby Illusion

A Journey of Awakening

by Susan Joyce, 2013

Follow the harrowing personal journey of a young American woman facing seemingly insurmountable situations while living in the Middle East and Europe. After miscarriages and a stillbirth on the island of Cyprus, Susan seeks solace by creating art and recording her crystal-clear dreams. Through difficult life changes—Cyprus’s bloody coup and war in 1974, a rescue from a sinking ship in the Indian Ocean, learning of her husband’s secret life, and surviving his deadly assault in Belgium, she discovers her “ticking clock” is not the child she fails to produce, but rather her creative potential. Following her vivid dreams and intuition, she successfully reinvents herself as an artist and writer. From beginning to end, Susan Joyce reminds us of the stream of awareness that flows through all of us.


This story will remain in your heart and mind long after you have finished it, and The Lullaby Illusion is a wonderful memoir that takes us through the 1970’s and how one woman remade her life through tremendous odds. A travelogue of the politics of Europe and the United States and Israel at the time, as well as a fantastic adventure of survival through friends and sheer determination, The Lullaby Illusion shines with passion and courage. Unbelievably good!

~The Review Broads

30 5-star reviews on Amazon!

5-star review on Amazon A Fabulous Read!
5-star review on Amazon Exciting and adventurous
5-star review on Amazon What an awesome memoir
5-star review on Amazon A powerful account, portrayed exquisitely
5-star review on Amazon Absolutely intriguing
5-star review on Amazon A wonderful adventure
5-star review on Amazon A roller coaster of a memoir
5-star review on Amazon What a good Read!!
5-star review on Amazon Adventure, travel, love, art, friendship, and more!
5-star review on Amazon A wonderful book
5-star review on Amazon Authors Resilience is Amazing!
5-star review on Amazon Ode to the human spirit!
5-star review on Amazon An amazing story about an amazing woman.... A must read!
5-star review on Amazon Quite a life!
5-star review on Amazon What a great read!
5-star review on Amazon Finding One's Voice
5-star review on Amazon Compelling read
5-star review on Amazon An amazing life of dramatic events well told

Book series

Draw Cars, by Doug DuBosque
Draw, ages 9+

1-2-3 Draw Dogs, by Freddie Levin
1-2-3 Draw, ages 5+

Draw Plus More Math, by Freddie Levin
Draw Plus

Alphabet Riddles, by Susan Joyce
ABC Riddles

Peel, the Extraordinary Elephant, by Susan Joyce
Picture Books


© 2014 Peel Productions, Inc. Member of the Children’s Book Council.