(From Dorchester Web Page): Flora Speer is the author of fifteen published romance, including historical, futuristic, and time-travel romances. Born in southern New Jersey, she now lives in Connecticut. She holds degrees in history and library science. Her favorite activities include doing the research for her books, gardening (especially flowers and herbs used in medieval gardens), needlepoint, amateur astronomy, and following the U.S. Space Program, which is the source of many ideas for futuristic romance. She also loves cats, long walks, and the pleasures of good conversation with dear friends.