Renee has had a close relationship with the written word since before she could spell most words correctly. She studied English in school, worked for a small Fort Collins press for four years, and is currently in her seventh year of working at Old Firehouse Books. She returned to the bookstore after a gap year living in New Zealand, where she spent 5 months as a hobbit giving tours of the Hobbiton Movie Set and another 6 months having adventures around Aotearoa. Her severe case of wanderlust keeps her traveling constantly. She will read anything that catches her fancy, but most enjoys fantasy, scifi, YA novels of all kinds, and science books focused on biology and environmentalism.