I was raised by a family of lawyers, cops and really interesting creative people in Puerto Rico. My mom encouraged my love of schlock cinema and comic books. When I started college, I initially wanted to be a Spanish teacher. Instead, I became a model, performer and adventurer. I have pretty much seen and done everything. Now, I'm a retired country housewife who spends far too much time being a historian and doting on my husband. I am also a wild child turned Christian, who often writes creepy stories loosely based on my life experiences and mashed up with research on the fall of the Soviet Union and Russian folklore.