My novel, The Girl in the Bird: Romance and Alien Power in the Current Middle Ages, is for sale on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format. I am a wife and mother of two sons. As Clotilda Warhammer of Mistwraithe Hall, I was a sword and shield fighter in the Society for Creative Anachronism for nine years. I participated in numerous battles, along with a thousand other fighters, during nine Pennsic Wars and other events, when I wasn’t working as a registered nurse. My hobbies have included caving, rock climbing, hiking, camping, heavy weapons fighting in the SCA, drawing and painting. I have been an artist most of my life and worked as a registered nurse for nearly 25 years before becoming disabled due to bipolar depression. I’d like folks to know that people with mental illness are fascinating, talented contributors to society. I have been a participant in NaNoWriMo for several years and this year I won!