A lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy, S.D. McPhail has always been fascinated by other cultures, other times, and other places. She began adult life as an anthropology/ archaeology major in college, reluctantly conceding that a degree in Star Trek would be useless, even if one existed. Her mind is usually wandering around the intersection of Ancient Aliens and Indiana Jones searching for nuggets of inspiration for new stories. She lives in Huntsville, Alabama (aka the Rocket City) with her husband and several cats.