Carolyn Jewel is the author of Lord Ruin (Leisure Books, December 2002), Passion's Song (1989, St. Martin's Press) and Stolen Love (1991, Harper-Collins). A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, she lives in Northern California with her young son, three cats, a border collie, several chickens, two turkeys and some peacocks who just decided to move in. She loves history and imagining the lives of people who lived in years past. Writing about them is a dream come true. She welcomes letters from readers on any subject. Don't hesitate to email! In addition to writing, Ms. Jewel is a web developer who specializes in design and development of databases to run the enterprise.