H S Rivney was born in southern California at the tail end of the Baby Boom era. Beginning her writing adventures before high school, she considered teaching English as a career. An extroverted introvert, however, she pursued another avenue to avoid human interaction, animal sciences, but kept drifting back to the pen and paper.
Led astray into the corporate world by the desire to buy groceries, she kept her foot in the door by writing technical manuals, dabbling in copy writing, freelancing, and editing corporate newsletters. After launching a blog aimed to educate the everyday Jane about animal care, the compulsion to put words on paper returned and hasn't diminished in the least.
H S has two college degrees, her first in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis, and the second in Applied Veterinary Medical Technology. She holds a state license as a veterinary technician and puts that knowledge to use all but daily on her own farm.
She makes her home in Las Vegas, Nevada on a rare and cherished acre oasis. Besides a husband of nineteen years, Mike, and a sixteen year old son, Mitchell, she shares her life with dozens of domesticated creatures including a horse, dogs, cats, fish, geese, chickens, and a slightly neurotic, feather-plucking parrot. Some even find their ways into novels by inspiring original characters, or by portraying themselves, under fictitious names of course, to protect their identity.
H S's interests are varied but usually boil down to science - most any science will do. Biology and Astronomy usually float to the top supported by Zoology, Astrophysics, Genetic Engineering, Marine Life, Chemistry, and Geology. You will find her at Star Trek Conventions, Writer's Conferences, Veterinary Seminars, or on the back of her horse when she takes a break from the keyboard to come up for air.