L Mad Hildebrandt is the president of Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, a chapter of RWA. She is a writer and scholar of history and a writer of historic thriller-mysteries, fantasy, and science fiction. She has degrees in history from Columbia College and a Master's degree in history from San Francisco State University. She received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Maine. Mad is a member of Phi Alpha Theta (the History Honor Society) as well as Golden Key International. She is an adjunct professor of history at Rowan College in Pemberton, NJ. She has also taught courses at the University of Maine, College of the Atlantic, Albuquerque TVI, Camden County College, Humboldt State University, and College of the Redwoods. She is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Born in Denver, CO, Mad currently lives in New Mexico.