J. Fries is a part-time copy cataloguer and part-time writer. She enjoys reading, leatherworking, drawing, learning languages (or creating them), and dreaming up new ways to challenge her characters. She has always loved mysteries, and her interest in the fantasy genre and language creation started with J.R.R. Tolkien, whom she holds in the highest regard.
She loves animals, especially horses, and is loyal servant to her German shepherd and crested gecko. In return, they don’t mind her dry sense of humor or the times she speaks to them in terrible accents.