Leslie McMurtry encountered Doctor Who during her childhood in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her B.A. in English and French from the University of New Mexico and her M.A. in creative and media writing from Swansea University in Wales where she is currently a Ph.D. candidate in English. She edits The Terrible Zodin (http://doctorwhottz.blogspot.com), a quarterly Doctor Who e-zine.