Growing up in rural Indiana, I would never have predicted my future careers as author, teacher and traveler. My lifelong passion for learning was fueled by a broad education at Earlham, a Quaker college, and at the University of Minnesota, where I earned a PhD in English Literature.
My teaching career began in Texas, where I taught at the University of Houston, Lone Star College, and Kingwood High School. Along the way I adopted four children - now grown with children of their own.
After retiring I spread my wings and traveled the world. Next came serious research to write Faces in the Fire. This historical novel was inspired by my teaching of the Old English epic, Beowulf. I spent five years studying materials on Viking Age culture, including a wonderful trip to Scandinavia where I got to crew on a Viking ship replica in Denmark, and climb ancient funeral mounds in Sweden. Born from these experiences came the concept of a trilogy focused on the women of Beowulf. After five more years I completed the first novel, Faces in the Fire.
I and my current partner (a true Scandinavian) divide our time among a river home in Texas, a farmhouse in Minnesota and an island cabin in Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada.
You can find me on Facebook as "Dr Dee-Viking Voman." Or check out my website: www.donnitalrogers.com.