Veteran Public Safety Dispatcher with experience as an Emergency Medical Technician. Avid gardener, writer, San Jose Sharks ice hockey fan, and lover of Chinese Shar-Pei dogs. I love studying medieval history, watching Game of Thrones, reading books by Laurell K. Hamilton, Mercedes Lackey, Diana Gabaldon, hockey romance, George R.R.Martin, S.M. Stirling, and epic fantasies.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Our family immigrated from England when I was a child to America. We moved around a bit, living in multiple states until we settled in California. I've never forgotten the small town I was born in, full of green pastures and small homes with beautiful gardens in the Cotswolds. When I started to trace my family's history, I discovered we had lived in the same region at least until the 18th century. I loved writing about the history that could have been part of my own.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote short stories with colorful illustrations when I was in elementary school. I've always enjoyed writing, and been a voracious reader.