About:

Since 1984, Jennifer Roberson has published 20 solo novels, among them thirteen best selling fantasy novels: the 8-volume "Chronicles of the Cheysuli", about a race of shapechangers and a divine prophecy; and the 4-volume "Sword-Dancer" saga the author describes as "Conan the Barbarian Meets Gloria Steinem." Other novels include three mainstream historicals from Kensington: LADY OF THE FOREST, an award winning reinterpretation of the Robin Hood story emphasizing Marian's role in a story of how the legend came to be; a sequel, LADY OF SHERWOOD, continuing the adventures of Robin and Marian; and LADY OF THE GLEN, the documented story of 17th-century Scotland's Massacre of Glencoe, similar in theme to the films "Rob Roy" and "Braveheart". She has also written THE GOLDEN KEY, a DAW Books fantasy collaboration with Melanie Rawn and Kate Elliott, which was nominated for the World Fantasy Award in 1997.

Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Northern Arizona University, with an extended major in British history. She spent her final semester in England at the University of London, which enabled her to do in depth research at museums, great homes, and cathedrals of England, as well as, Scotland's Edinburgh, Loch Ness, and Glencoe. Prior to becoming a full-time writer in 1985, Jennifer was employed as an investigative reporter for a morning daily, and as an advertising copywriter for a major marketing company. Jennifer Roberson grew up in Arizona and used to compete in amateur rodeos. Her primary hobby now is the breeding, training, and exhibition of Cardigan Welsh Corgis and Labrador Retrievers in the conformation, obedience, and agility rings of AKC dog shows and trials, she was the Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed columnist for the AKC GAZETTE for six years, and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America. She lives near Phoenix with (currently) six dogs and two cats.


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