Aethelflied Brewbane, formerly Mhari Brewbane is a 10th century Saxon woman and former Kings Bard of the East. She is a spinner, weaver, and seamstress. She was also lucky enough to be brought up and educated in the bardic arts. She has also been known to read omens on occasion. She is apprenticed to Grim the Skald and is honored to be a member of the order of the Troubadour.
Mundanely the author is a fiber geek who started falling down the rabbit hole in college when her grandmother taught her to knit. She found the SCA shortly thereafter while visiting Ireland and has never looked back. She lives with her dog, three cats, and one very uppity rabbit in an apartment full of too many looms and far too many textile books.