Hi, I'm Liadan, a Gaelic name meaning Grey Lady. In real life, my name is Heidi, and I have long coppery red hair, green-blue eyes that sometimes are grey. I'm in my late 30s and live somewhere in Northern Utah with my husband of 20 years and my corgi. I am an unpublished author working on my first book. I don't believe in aspiring authors because they never finish and never get published. I first started using the name online after reading Son of Shadows by Juliet Marieller in September of 2000 (I bought the book on release day). Before this, I had used some form of baby doll as an online handle. I want to say I was introduced to Wheel of time sometime around 1995/1996 when I was a sophomore in high school. I needed something to read for Engish class while they read the Odessey. Funnily enough, I had read it the previous year through my English class at a different school (military brat we moved around a lot). The teacher said as long as I picked something in the Epic Fantasy genre, he would allow me to do my report on that book. I could recite the entire of the Odessey by memory, and after spending a week creating a chart of the relationship of all the Greek gods and goddesses, I had nothing to do in class. I had just finished the LOTR trilogy and asked the librarian for a recommendation. Her recommendations were A Man Rides Through by Stephen R. Donaldson and The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan. I read both. My favorite author (Jordan & WoT aside) would be Brandon Sanderson, and my favorite series is his Stormlight Archive. I read pretty much anything that isn't horror or romance. I have a habit of getting lost in Wikipedia, and my friends call me Liapedia because of it. I will pull out random facts about history or literature when the topics come up in conversation. I speak English and remember very little of the four years of Japanese I took in High School and College. I am, however, very adept at using Google Translate and often converse with people in Spanish, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Dutch, Hindi, Chinese, Greek, and Italian. This ability comes as a by-product of my job. I am a customer-facing technical support representative for stock charting and analysis program.