I've written for as long as I can remember, and was reading adult books in primary school. Love of stories just doesn't cover it!
Born in Canada of Scottish extraction, I graduated in History and English from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.
After graduation I moved to the UK where I worked in the financial sector. While in London I continued my studies in history, focussing on Medieval England and the Icelandic Sagas (with a smattering of Old Norse and Old English - tip: swearing in Old Norse is a really effective conversation stopper!).
I now live in Toronto, Canada with my husband Max and two rescue cats (Bear and Wolf). I worked in the financial sector as a trade technology project manager for over 20 years but retired last year to write full time. My short stories have been published in numerous magazines and E-zines as well as a horror anthology, where my fourteenth century historic-horror story was received with enthusiasm.
When not writing I enjoy reading history books, silversmithing, playing oboe and medieval recorder, and watching really bad horror and old sci-fi movies (every year for my birthday I receive sets of classic horror movies from my lovely friends, who know me SO well). I am currently working on the second book in my Anglo-Saxon series about Edith of Wessex, wife to Edward the Confessor.
The Northern Queen takes place in Anglo Saxon England, set in the turbulent years prior to the Norman invasion. The Mortecarni, a medieval zombie story, has Brother Maurice fighting both the creatures AND the Black Death. Part two of The Mortecarni, titled Revelation, will be out later this spring.