Barbara Mountjoy has been writing ever since she was a little girl, unable to control the urge of stories that wanted to percolate through her fingers into the keyboard. Or back then, onto the old Royal typewriter. (Before the TRS-80 even! Wow!) She's been a published writer for over thirty-five years, spent seven years as a news reporter and editor in South Florida, and has contributed to two Cup of Comfort volumes. Her non-fiction book 101 Little Instructions for Surviving Your Divorce, was published by Impact Publishers in 1999, and her first novel, The Elf Queen (under the pen name Lyndi Alexander) came out in 2010. The Elf Queen is the first of the Clan Elves of the Bitterroot series, with The Elf Child currently available and The Elf Mage to be released in 2012. Her romantic suspense novel Secrets in the Sand (under pen name Alana Lorens) will be released by the Wild Rose Press April 20, 2011, and her women's fiction book Second Chances comes out from Zumaya Publications in 2012. She blogs about autism, writing and life at http://awalkabout.wordpress.com, and continues to write tech articles and TV reviews at Firefox News online.