Annmarie Banks spent the first twenty years of her professional life as a bookseller specializing in out-of-print and antiquarian books.
Since then she has studied many books about the history of the quest for knowledge. Early Western scientists were alchemists and philosophers who were forced to learn about the secrets of Nature by hiding in locked rooms poring over encrypted documents.
Arthur C. Clark’s Third Law, “Any significalty advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” is the inspiration for her series of books exploring the boundaries between what is possible, what is plausible and what remains to be proven. What were those alchemists really doing in those locked towers?
Her Medieval Fantasy Series, “The Elysium Texts” explores these possibilities.
She currently resides in the state of Arizona.