HDKingsbury is, in real life, a retired telephone company supervisor who is now able to devote her time to history and literature. She is actively involved in the Civil War community and is past-president of the Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable. She is also fascinated with Ancient and Medieval history, and is a card-carrying member of the Richard III Society, American Branch.
In addition to a fascination with history, HD is also a voracious reader whose tastes range from non-fiction to fiction, from first-hand accounts of Civil War soldiers, to Gothic Victorian literature, and to modern-day paranormal romances. She is particularly fascinated by "The Phantom of the Opera" phenomenon. Her love of all things Phantom began many years ago when, as a teenager, she fell in love with Claude Rains as Erique Claudin. The rest, as they say...is history!