Xina lives in sunny Southern California with her husband, daughter, and assorted furry and scaly pets. The setting of her first novel NECROPOLIS has been heavily influenced by her interest in Ancient History, in which she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. Her research and teaching interests include the development of Western civilization and the history of the Ancient Mediterranean including special topics such as the history of Rome, Early Christianity, and travel.
Xina's early life was spent in Phoenix, Arizona.
During her high school years her family moved to the San Carlos Apache Reservation briefly, and then into the adjoining small copper mining town of Globe, Arizona where Xina met longtime friend and fellow writer Cheryl Dyson. Together, they created XC Publishing - www.xcpublishing.com, a royalty-paying electronic publishing company, in 2000. XC Publishing has published eight original novels sold in electronic
(ebook) format, and currently publishes three email newsletters with a combined subscription of nearly 2,000 readers, http://www.xcpublishing.com/wompage.html.
Xina is a member of the American Historical Association, the Association of Ancient Historians, and the Science Fiction Writers Workshop.
Biography provided by the author, November 2003.