D. Hart St. Martin (her real name, honest) opened her eyes to life in La Jolla, California during the baby boom. She grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of Pomona where she served as editor of her high school yearbook. She also played the grandfather (gender switched to grandmother) in "Guys and Dolls" as there were barely enough "guys" for Nathan Detroit's band of merry thugs. Throughout high school, she and her best friend constantly made up stories and sometimes even wrote them down. In her late twenties, she devoted three years to writing the very first draft of her very first book. She continued to write, finishing what was then a very different trilogy from today's version as well as working on a rock-and-roll Faust which she hopes to rework and publish one day. Now, thirty-five years later, she has published "Fractured," volume 1 of the "Lisen of Solsta" trilogy. "Tainted," the second volume, is due out in 2014.