Roland hails from northern California, where she spent most of her youth lounging at the pool, soaking up the sun, and daydreaming. She had a key ring that read ‘I’m running away to join the circus,’ and her favorite moment of the day was when the local movie theater went dark, and the slogan escape to the movies appeared on the screen. As an adult, her passions include all things melodramatic and beautiful – everything from classic movies, British romantic poetry, ancient tragedy and epic, to Italian opera. She is now a professor of Classics in a small midwestern town, where she lives with her Greek husband, her fraternal twins, and a Bernese mountain dog named Franco Corelli.
Roland's debut novel, Journeys: the Archers of Saint Sebastian, is a romantic action-adventure tale set in a medieval archers' guild. She's currently working on its sequel, Squires: the Archers of Saint Sebastian II, set to come out this spring from Nepenthe Press.
Find out more about Roland by visiting her home on the web at www.jeanneroland.com