Pseudonym: Phyllis Ames.
Irene has been writing stories ever since she figured out what a pencil was for. Combining a love for Medieval history and a fascination with paranormal, Irene concentrated on fantasy writing.
In her spare time, Irene enjoys lacemaking and is a long time member of an international guild. Check out THE LONELIEST MAGICIAN, The Dragon Nimbus #3 for an exploration of her favorite obsession. A piece of magic lace is, of course the obvious patch for a dragon wing. She has published numerous magazine articles about the history and technique of lacemaking as well as self publishing two lacemaker's fairy tales with lace patterns that can be made up to illustrate the stories. When she isn't writing or making lace she enjoys exploring the back roads and many museums of the Pacific Northwest.
For many years Irene was active in Ballet du Lac, a semi- pro ballet company. She taught ballet to youngsters in her local community school program. At the same time she led a Cub Scout pack and frequently found her home the neighborhood preferred playground for many more children than she thought possible.
A native Oregonian living in Oregon, Irene is a member of an endangered species. As a service brat, she lived in a number of cities throughout the country until returning to Oregon in time to graduate from Tigard High School. She earned a B.A. in history from Lewis and Clark College, where she met her husband. Historical research has remained a lifelong passion and finally became a part of her job with the historical fantasy series Merlin's Descendants. They currently make their home in Welches, Oregon where they share their back yard with deer, coyotes, bear, raccoons and too many bird species to mention.
Her first sales in book length fiction is the DRAGON NIMBUS SERIES, beginning with THE GLASS DRAGON.
Under the pseudonyms P.R. Frost and Phyllis Ames she explores Urban Fantasy with demons crawling out of the sewers and shape changers. Steampunk came out of a series of short stories and manifested as “The Transference Engine” by Julia Verne St. John.
With forty-four published short stories, many of them have been collected by the Bookview Café in 2014: Fantastical Ramblings, Speculative Journeys, and Steampunk Voyages.
Using her full legal name of Phyllis Irene Radford, she has written 2 non-fiction books also published by Bookview Café: Magna Bloody Carta and Committing Novel. In her spare time she runs a freelance editing service
Books:A Spoonful of Magic, November 2017
Mass Market Paperback
The Wandering Dragon, August 2014
The Silent Dragon, February 2013
Chicory Up, May 2012
Thistle Down, June 2011
The Dragon Nimbus NovelsVolume II, December 2007
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