R.A. Thorn is a fiction writer, primarily of m/m historical romances and fantasies, and a historian. She lives in Northern California, although her heart remains in the Colorado mountains. She enjoys exploring the strange and varied paths of history and imaginary worlds. In her writing she seeks to capture the elusive feeling of a particular historical period or construct captivating fantasy settings. Many days find her sequestered in the archives or pursuing the odd historical fact, but when chance allows she likes to escape and go hiking. She is perhaps too fond of footnotes and dark chocolate and looks forward to the day when she can get a dog.