Benita has been writing since she was knee-high to a grasshopper. Her busy imagination fuels her love for fantasy – the seeds of which appeared when she read J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings at the age of eleven (it’s still her favourite book!). She loves to be inventing and feels at a loss when she doesn’t have a fantasy location to flesh out. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy with music (piano, organ, singing... especially singing), filmmaking, and increasing her already enormous book collection. Benita lives in southwestern Ontario, Canada, with her family.