- Date of birth: November 01
- Born: in Jackson MI, The United States.
- Description: Rue Allyn, the imaginary love child of an immortal Scottish knight and Margaret Mitchell, was abducted adopted at birth by a pair of professor experts in Child Development and Education. She loved the parents who raised her and tried very hard to please them by starting school at the age of two and receiving more than 30 years of formal education, culminating in a number of teaching positions at various universities.
She never did feel that she fit in, which caused her to develop an eating disorder and forced her to learn how to make pie crust from scratch all while pouring her unrequited affection and her longing to sing into the care of rescue kitties. Her instincts about being an odd duck proved correct. She was not cut out for university work. When she finally gave up her attempts to fit in, she discovered, that writing fiction was a great deal more fun than writing about fiction.
Her destiny at birth was to be the most famous and talented Coloratura Soprano ever. Sadly when she was abducted adopted that destiny fell to a woman named Julie Andrews. Rue’s creative impulses could not be denied. She searched long and hard in universities, in the US Navy, in retail sales and odd jobs to find release for her undeniable desire to sing out about heart melting romance. She watched old movies, read stories by Dante, Chaucer, Charlotte Bronte, Georgette Heyer, and even—unknown to Rue—her mother’s legendary Gone with the Wind. Not until she met the man of her dreams, her very own True and Perfect Knight, did she discover that while fate had stolen her singing voice, she could—in the traditions of Ovid, Homer, and the Beowulf poet—still sing her songs of heart melting romance by weaving them into stories about love, joy, and ecstasy in all ages.
When not writing, loving her spouse, or attending Toastmasters meetings, Rue now travels the world and surfs the internet in search of background material and inspiration for her next heart melting romance.