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Tina Quinn Durham


received her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Poetry from the Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.  She also earned a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in English Literature from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ; a basic teaching certification in Secondary English and a Reading Specialist certification.  In addition to literature and writing, her interests include music, art, underwater photography, calligraphy, historical recreation, and graphic design.

In the Society for Creative Anachronism, she is known as Lady Tiphina of Ledbury.  Her persona is that of a fourteenth-century widow from Herefordshire, England who has assumed control of her late husband's wool exporting business and who uses religious pilgrimages as an excuse to travel whenever and wherever she can.  Her activities in the Current Middle Ages include costuming, weaving, narrow work, illumination, calligraphy, and of course, period music.