Bronwyn Long is a nurse by day and writer by night. Her pen name, Rohret Buchner, honors grandmothers whose courage and determination are the inspiration for intrepid heroines. Length of Days and Poetry of Days are the first two books in the science fiction/fantasy Shalemar Trilogy. Bronwyn is published in health care-related academic journals and was a freelance wine writer for Examiner.com and coloradowineandfood.com. Bronwyn lives with her husband in Denver.