Roana Aldinoch was born in the winter of 1169 in Totnes, England, the second youngest of seven. Raised by her father, a very wealthy minter, Roana received an education in philosophy, reading, and exchequery, things otherwise not approved for women. She married young, bore her first husband four children, and then did not weep at her husband's funeral six years after their wedding day. His income and sheep farm were left to her eldest son, in her keeping until the boy came of age. By the time he was able to do so, she had amassed enough wealth on her own to buy her own sheep farm, where she now lives in peaceful reverie, taking in the occasional lodger and selling her ale with great success.
Roana Isenholt works as a data analyst in healthcare. She's recently relocated to Portland, OR, to spend more time with her adult sons while her daughter attends college in Ames, IA. She enjoys organizing events in order to create places for others to live the dream. She spends her copious amounts of downtime (coughs) bookbinding, sewing, brewing, doing leather crafting, and generally avoiding sleep by finding that one more thing that she just has to learn about/do/see.