Ida Lorraine (I.L.) Heisler is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, expatriate from academia, evolutionary biologist, retired civil servant, nature nut, and gamer. She lives with her husband in a jungle garden near the sea in Florida. Her work-in-progress is a fantasy trilogy set in a world where surgery is magic, physicians are priests, and cardiac resuscitation is a crime.
Her father’s great dynasty, sacred to Amun and guided by the hand of the gods, stood shakily on those scrawny legs.
This body is tired and hungry. But the beating of a strange heart keeps me awake.