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I am a retired medieval historian who is now engaged in deconstructing the Middle Ages into a fantasy setting. I've been writing my entire life, from poetry to science fiction to history and now to fantasy.

I've been married since 1969 and have three grown children and two grandchildren.
Sep 14, 1951 (Age: 71)
Kuna, Idaho
Retired professor of medieval history


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