Persia has been a journalist since 1970 and began writing her first book in 1971. Her three non-fiction works include Creative Survival for Single Mothers, The Custody Handbook and How to Write and Sell Historical Fiction.
She began work on her Guinevere Trilogy in 1980 and it was completed after 11 years of research and writing. This included four research trips to Britain where she hiked all over the Roman and Celtic ruins from Guinevere’s story, stayed in hostels and carried everything in her backpack.
Persia came to live on her son’s horse ranch near the coast in San Francisco’s North Bay five years ago, but has recently moved into the town of Sebastopol.
Writer/Producer and Host of The Paisley Teahouse TV show, KEMO (Ch 20) S.F. 1972-1973
Entertainment World, After Dark Magazine
Freelance 1971-1978 S.F. Chronicle Datebook
Reporter & Columnist 1997-2006 Auburn Sentinel (hometown weekly)
Over the years she has interviewed Norman Mailer, Sir Richard Attenborough, Dalton Trumbo, Leonard Nimoy and Robert Duval among others.
She has also been a lecturer, workshop leader, keynote speaker and guest on TV programs dealing with child custody following divorce, Arthurian legends, early California history and various aspects of writing.