Veronica Dale writes genre-bridging fiction that includes fantasy, psychological intrigue, tender romance, and the spiritual journey. She is the author of the Coin of Rulve series--which consists of Blood Seed, Dark Twin, Time Candle, and Leaf and Flame--as well as of Night Cruiser: Short Stories about Creepy, Amusing or Spiritual Encounters with the Shadow. Her work has received the five-star Silver Seal from Reader's Favorite Book Review, plus commendations from Writer's Digest, Writers of the Future, and New Millennium. With a background in pastoral ministry, Vernie is an Established Author with Detroit Working Writers, an Ethical Author with the Alliance of Independent Authors, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is also a graduate of the Viable Paradise Science Fiction and Fantasy workshop. "I love dark chocolate," she says, "and am a real fan of what you might call the Holmes-Data-Spock archetype." One of her favorite memories is of the time she actually touched a grey whale calf off the coast of Baja California.