Biographies aren't very interesting, at least not ours.
I was born in Russia. English is my second language I learned it when I was fifteen. I came to US on a scholarship (with a grand total of $60 to my name), graduated from Rabun Gap Nachoochee High School in Georgia, attended Western Carolina University, majoring in Biochemistry.
I never finished college. I fell in love with an ex-sailor, fresh out of US Navy and majoring in history, and married him, despite valiant opposition from both his and my family.
I was raised in Smoky Mountains. Spent my senior year in Japan. Enlisted in U.S. Navy. came back to Smoky Mountains looking for a degree in history. Met Ilona in English 101. She got a better grade. Still sore about that.
Both of us
We've been now married for twelve years. We have two daughters, who are terribly cool, two dogs, and three cats. Between now and then, Gordon did a few years in the army, Ilona tried to go back to college, and we both held a few odd jobs, everything from legal secretary to night shift supervisor at a tire retreading plant. Eventually both of us hope to write full time.