Roh Morgon discovered the magic in stories at an early age, both in books and the ones she made up in her head. As a child growing up in a remote Southern California canyon, she explored the wild hills barefoot with her brothers and rode her horse bareback at top speed. A wicked youth spent hitchhiking across the West and perched on Harleys eventually gave way to soccer mom duties and full-time college studies—at the same time. In her spare moments, she learned how to herd cattle, swordfight, and plant an arrow or a knife in a target—not necessarily at the same time.Her renaissance faire and costuming experience help Roh clothe her characters, and a martial arts background breathes life into her action scenes. A fascination with moving machines shows up in her stories in the form of exotic cars and rumbling motorcycles.