About the AuthorMaggie Pierce Secara (1950-2019) was for many years the Countess of Southampton in the Guild of St. George at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire (California). She was also active in Clan MacColin and the Kriegshunde Fähnlein, and directed both performance and costume.
In the Society for Creative Anachronism, she was Mistress Máirghrèad-Rós FitzGarret of Desmond (O.L.). For three years she edited Tournaments Illuminated, the quarterly journal of the Society.
She is t"he author of the Harper Errant series of time-travelling adventures and other fantasy books. Here's a list of Maggie's books on Goodreads.
A pin in Maggie's memory by Gino Schiavone is available from Cosmic Collab Co.
About the DesignerPaula Katherine Marmor was the editor of Legends, an online journal of heroic tales in history, literature, folklore, fiction and the arts, from 1997 to 2007.
She is retired, and has a passion for old houses, historic costume, swashbucklers, and fantasy fiction. She designed the Fantasy Association newsletter Fantasiae for many years.
She taught embroidery at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire (California), and her original blackwork patterns based on Elizabethan styles are available online asThe Blackwork Embroidery Archives.
She is a volunteer metadata wrangler at Wikidata working primarily in the areas of historical textiles and the history of costume.
You can find her on Mastodon @PKM@wikis.world.
224 September 2023 pkm