At the current time, I am a gymnastics coach and a writer of many types of fiction. I have a BA in English language and literature from the University of Chicago. I am half-American and half-Scottish. I spent many summers as a girl in Scotland, and moved to England at 16 where I finished high school at Bedford High School in Bedfordshire, England.
My first novel, The Last Immortal, I wrote more than twenty years ago. It is the first of six novels in the "Seeds of a Fallen Empire" series that was finished in 2000 and finally published as an e-book in 2010-2014 after many years of trying the traditional publishing route. I have also written one fantasy novel, Curse of the Dragon Kings, which was written in 1997 and published as an e-book in 2010.
As a writer, I started out writing mostly science fiction and also fantasy as I so much loved J.R.R. Tolkien as a girl. I also really enjoy historical fiction set in the days of ancient Rome, (and Egypt.) I am now writing more romantic and historical short stories.
on Dec. 15, 2014 :
Another wild ride across the Universe, this time in the distant past! Like the Earthlings in their borrowed spaceship in Book 3, at the whim of the ship's computer to guide them safely through uncharted territory, we are along for the ride, without any real way to guess where we might be going next. So be prepared for some surprises! Our understanding of the overall storyline definitely deepens in this book, and we begin to see how everything is interconnected. A note to help readers who are not history buffs: When the Explorers reach ancient Earth, skip over to the Appendix at the end for a quick history lesson that will help some of the names make sense. Also read the final section on Dramatis Personae and Places for a Cliffs-Notes review of important names used in the story. Then go back and pick up reading the story, because you definitely don't want to miss what happens next! I stayed up too late reading parts of this book, towards the end, because I didn't want to wait to find out what was going to happen, but it was worth it!
(review of free book)