Born in the middle of winter in Michigan more—how many more I’m not saying—than 30 years ago, I was lacking a name until my father saw the aurora borealis and decided this was a sign, the right name. I’m so glad my mother insisted on Aurora and not Borealis!” In spite of my name, I have never seen the aurora—but my younger sister in Alaska has and says its constantly changing, shifting nature is like mine. As a child, I moved through the Midwest, living in four different states before I was in the third grade. Finally ending up in West Texas, I married, was widowed and my only child is in his senior year in high school. I love to read fantasy and writing is giving me an outlet to live it, as well.