Although Carol Berg majored in mathematics at Rice University, so she wouldn't have to write papers, she took every English course that listed novels on the syllabus, just so she would have time to keep reading. And it was her college roommate who shared a dog-eared copy of Tolkien and a love for fantasy that changed Carol's life . . . eventually. Somewhere in the midst of raising three sons, earning another degree - this time in computer science - and a software engineering career, another friend teased her into exchanging letters written "in character." The game quickly got out of hand.
Since TRANSFORMATION was published in 2000, Carol's fifteen epic fantasy novels have earned national and international acclaim, including the Geffen Award, the Prism Award, multiple Colorado Book Awards, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature. She lives in Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Since the publication of ASH AND SILVER completing the story (begun in DUST AND LIGHT) of an aristocratic, magically gifted portrait artist whose life is irredeemably transformed when his portraits begin to show things he couldn't possibly know, Carol has been experimenting with a new form of fiction (for her) known as short fiction. She has stories in Pulp Literatre magazine, and the anthologies Blackguards: Thieves, Rogues, and Mercenaries, Hath No Fury, Lace and Blade 4, and several unannounced projects.