Cindy James is a senior staff scientist with a PhD in biochemistry from NE Ohio - a true Buckeye. Cindy has worked at Duke University, Cleveland Clinic, and most recently, The Ohio State University, and has published many scientific journal manuscripts. She has over fifteen years teaching college biochemistry classes. A real nerd, she loves rpg gaming and scifi of any kind. Cindy is a mother of five beautiful children and eleven adorable grandchildren. She began writing for her favorite category - historical romance - as a hobby that has grown into a passion. She is a member of RWA.