V. M. Escalada lives in a nineteenth-century limestone farmhouse in southeastern Ontario with her husband. Born in Canada, her cultural background is half Spanish and half Polish, which makes it interesting at meal times. Her most unusual job was translating letters between lovers, one of whom spoke only English, the other only Spanish.
Praise for Halls of Law Halls of Law begins an fresh, engaging new fantasy series set in a world of marvellous texture and magic. Love this one and can't wait for more! --Julie E. Czerneda, author of A Turn of Light The richness of the world is reason enough to immerse yourself in this book. The typical historically based fantasy empire is given a makeover; this is a culture with abundant opportunities for women to wield power, political and otherwise. --Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog I was drawn in by the comforting prose and stayed fully invested because of the characters and world. Halls of Law is a fun, optimistic Epic Fantasy that proved a welcome change of pace from some of the more grimdark fantasy I'd been reading. --SFFWorld Kerida's a great protagonist.... She's practical and makes hard decisions about her own survival.... I really enjoyed this and eagerly await the sequel. --Sci-Fi Fan Letter If you are looking for a new epic fantasy series to sink your reading teeth into...Halls of Law is definitely a winner.... [A]n epic fantasy for the 21st century, where we have an absolutely marvelous heroine's journey from the outset. --Reading Reality