Barbara Anne Olds
Barbara Anne Olds began making up stories the moment she learned to talk, and started writing them down as soon as she learned how to write, completing her first short story at the age of eight. She inherited a love of reading from her father and became a bona fide bookworm. Her love of learning and writing continued into high school where she won writing awards and earned an Academic Letter. She became interested in the Regency period in her teens and enjoys traveling to England for research. Her other interests include photography and painting. She currently lives in Bend, Oregon with her cat Phoebe. --This text refers to the paperback edition.