Carola Dunn was born and grew up in England, where she got a B.A. in Russian and French from Manchester University. She travelled as far as Fiji before returning to settle in California. After 30 years in the UD, she says that she still sounds as if she arrived a month ago.
Prior to writing, Ms. Dunn's various jobs included market research, child-care, construction--from foundation trenches to roofing--and writing definitions for a dictionary of science and technology. She wrote her first novel in 1979, a Regency which she sold to Warner Books.
Now living in Eugene, Oregon, Ms. Dunn has a son in California (who recently made her a grandmother), and a large black dog named willow who takes her for a walk by the Willamette River each morning [from Black Sheep's Daughter (Kindle ed. 2003)]