Over the course of my career, I have been pleased to call myself an educator, entomologist, heritage interpreter, and an agroforestry extension agent, among other things. Through it all, I have written stories and poetry for my own pleasure. I published my first writing as a child in the 1970s, and used to confound my science teachers with poetry, scribbled at the end of essay questions. Now, after completing several novels, I'm pleased to be able to call myself an author. My first love was the natural world, and it plays a large part in most of my stories. I currently live in New Zealand and enjoy spending time in the mountains. Have I encountered dragons there? You'll just have to visit and discover for yourself.