Carole G. N. Bailey, the author of the Royal Stones of Sorcery, was born in Bolton, Lancashire, G.B. in 1954 and spent her formative years in Wales. She qualified as a teacher of Environmental Education in Liverpool in 1976. Her teaching career to date has been varied, including many years spent in both research and development projects, financial planning, management and control, sales and marketing and of late, cancer research and charity work. Presently, she is an English language trainer and teacher in Salzburg in the Austrian Alps. She teaches people from all walks of life: bank directors, financiers, lawyers, company directors, senior doctors, government officials, careers advisors, teachers, students and adults of all ages and has even taught a Saudi Arabian Princess!