Roberta Ann (R. A.) MacAvoy is an SF and fantasy author. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio and attended Case Western Reserve University, receiving a B.A. in 1971. She worked from 1975 to 1978 as an assistant to the financial aid officer of Columbia College of Columbia University and from 1978 to 1982 as a computer programmer at SRI International before turning to full-time writing in 1982. She married Ronald Allen Cain in 1978.
Several of her books draw on Celtic or Zen themes. She was also an occasional fanzine contributor.
Other Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1985 — Balticon 19, Archon 9
- 1987 — ConQuistador IV
- 1988 — Ad Astra 8, Wiscon XII
- 1991 — Philcon 1991