Barb & J.C. live south of Portland, Oregon, and about a hour from the coast. Barb's fiction has appeared in numerous genre magazines and anthologies. J.C.'s poetry, non-fiction, and short fiction have also appeared in many genre publications. Although they have worked together as a writing team from their earliest days, the series/phases and books of the Noble Dead saga are their first novel-length collaborations starting in 2003. Both are ex-academics with masters in English, have worked in academia as well as the private sector, and have taught multiple workshops, classes, and seminars related to fiction writing inside and outside of academia.
The photo was taken (by J.C.) in March 2005 at the 1000 year old abbey in Battle, England, on their 20th anniversary.