Priscilla Royal, author of nine books from Poisoned Pen Press in the Prioress Eleanor and Brother Thomas medieval mystery series, grew up in British Columbia. She earned a BA in World Literature at San Francisco State University, where she discovered the beauty of medieval literature. Before retiring from the Federal Government in 2000, she worked in a variety of jobs, all of which provided an excellent education in the complexity of human experience and motivation.
Priscilla is a theater fan as well as a reader of history, mystery, and fiction of lesser violence. When not hiding in the thirteenth century, she lives in Northern California. She is a member of California Writers Club, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.