Irene Radford has been writing stories ever since she figured out what a pencil was for. A member of an endangered species, a native Oregonian who lives in Oregon, she and her husband make their home in Welches, Oregon, where deer, bears, coyotes, hawks, owls, and woodpeckers feed regularly on their back deck.

A museum trained historian, Irene has spent many hours prowling pioneer cemeteries deepening her connections to the past. Raised in a military family she grew up all over the US and learned early on that books are friends that don’t get left behind with a move. Her interests and reading range from ancient history, to spiritual meditations, to space stations, and a whole lot in between.

In June of 2011 Irene returns to fantasy with a new series, The Pixie Chronicles. The first being Thistle Down. Look for Chicory Up in 2012.  Irene is a founding member of the Book View Cafe, a unique co-op of authors.  Look for her bookshelf and the 5 anthologies she's edited at

SPI stories written by Irene Radford:
Lady`s Choice – Series: Katya, Lady Assassin
Mirror, Mirror, In My Soul – Series: Bel Thorne, Hedge Witch