Bio: Raul worked for Marion Zimmer Bradley from 1987 to 2000. It was a job more varied and hectic than his previous ones: Police Officer in Berkeley, CA, and accountant at the University of California/Berkeley. The latter, however, did serve him well the day one of MZB's children threatened to turn him into an accountant (I guess a frog wasn't original enough) and Raul just smiled and said "I am an accountant."
Raul is also known for his interest in things non-Western (among other things, he collects kimono). This interest often results in unusual settings for his stories. In addition he has an interest in architecture, with a special emphasis on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Other interests are the space program and science, shooting, ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), brush and ink Zen paintings, and history. He is also an avid X-Files fan.