J.V. Speyer has lived in upstate New York and rural Catalonia before making the greater Boston, Massachusetts area her permanent home. She has worked in archaeology, security, accountancy, finance, and non-profit management. She currently lives just south of Boston in a house with more animals than people.
J.V. finds most of her inspiration in music and is an amateur musician herself, mostly playing traditional music from the Near and Middle East. She also enjoys the study of history, with a special interest in the history of American urbanization and New York City in particular. When not writing, she can be found enjoying baseball or football or exploring the wilds of New England with her trusty canine sidekick.