Joan Lightning

I’m a sixty-something Christian, archaeologist, martial arts practitioner, runner, and amateur photographer. I also knit, crochet, naalbind, and spin. I was introduced to science fiction and fantasy at a very young age by my best friend’s dad, who had boxes and boxes of science fiction books dating to the 50s, 60s, and 70s. In those boxes, I found and explored the worlds of Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert, Anne McCaffrey, Zenna Henderson, and many more. I started telling short stories to my nephews when they were children and one day joined an online writing group where I accepted a challenge to write a short story about a young sorceress from a land of sorcerers. The Guardians of Reyth serial grew out of that story.