Author bio

Christine M. Talley


“The Girl in the Bird: Romance and Alien Power in the Current Middle Ages”


Allentown, PA


Christine M. Talley is a wife and mother of two sons. As Clotilda Warhammer of Mistwraithe Hall, she was a sword and shield fighter in the Society for Creative Anachronism for nine years. She participated in numerous battles, along with a thousand other fighters, during nine Pennsic Wars and other events, when she wasn’t working as a registered nurse. Her hobbies have included caving, rock climbing, hiking, camping, heavy weapons fighting in the SCA, drawing, painting and writing.

About "The Girl in the Bird: Romance and Alien Power in the Current Middle Ages"

This is the story of a group of individuals in the Society for Creative Anachronism, a medieval reenactment organization and aliens who use advanced technology to observe Earth without being seen. It chronicles the search for romance of a witty, charming but homely nurse and her interest in a handsome sword fighter. The rocky romantic journey of her friend, a female heavy weapons fighter and her lover on the opposing side, includes a life threatening hurdle. It also tells the story of a teenager with a developing alien power that becomes known across worlds.