Judith Merkle Riley
|Judith Merkle Riley|
|Born||Judith Astria Merkle
January 14, 1942
Brunswick, Maine, U.S.
|Died||September 12, 2010
Claremont, California, U.S.
|Pen name||Judith Merkle Riley|
|Relative(s)||Fred Merkle (great-uncle)
Ralph C. Merkle (brother)
Judith Astria Merkle was born in 1942 and grew up in Livermore, California. Her great-uncle was baseball player Fred Merkle. Her father, Theodore Charles Merkle, ran Project Pluto, and her brother Ralph is a pioneer in public key cryptography, and more recently a researcher and speaker on molecular nanotechnology and cryonics. She held a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and taught in the Department of Government at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California.
She was married and had two children. A daughter Elizabeth and a son Marlow.
Medieval World of Margaret of Ashbury Series
- A Vision of Light (1988)
- In Pursuit of the Green Lion (1990)
- The Water-devil (2007)
- The Oracle Glass (1994)
- The Serpent Garden (1996)
- The Master of All Desires (1999)
- Dennis McClellan (September 22, 2010). "Judith Merkle Riley dies at 68; noted professor and author of bestselling historical novels". Los Angeles Times.