She was born in Kansas, raise just outside of Detroit,MI, went to school in
Chicago,IL, and has lived in New York since the late 50s. She was a commercial
artist during her working years (she stopped working fulltime around 1970 or so
to be a fulltime mom). She is a long time Science Fiction/Fantasy Fan (early
1950s - present), is an honorary Lunarian (New York Science Fiction Club) for
her long commitment to the club. She also was a very active member of the
Society for Creative Anachronism(SCA) helping bring it to the East coast back
in the late 60s.
Perdita was actually a family name, I believe she was named after an aunt. She
was called Peggy most of her childhood, and could NOT stand it. She loves her
name. We pronounce it closer to the Spanish way of it being said
PERDETA(meaning "lost lady").