Born in Clifton Park, New York, Niamh is (unfortunately) a human being. She would much rather be off in some pretend world battling an ogre or taming a rabid pegasus, but instead is currently engaging in completing a bachelor's in Piano Performance. In her spare time she cares for her two mini ponies (or monsters), Freddie and Taffie, as well as her Dorkie (dachshund/yorkie mix) Tobie. She also loves to compose, collect stamps, and dabble in being a very mediocre artist.
Though many seem to miss the fact, Rebecca is actually not Niamh. She is a separate human being, who just so happens to also be from upstate New York, also be a pianist, also love animals and literature and art, also have the last name Schmid... Oh well. Perhaps she's a lot like Niamh. Rebecca lives with her husband and horde of dogs, and spends her time practicing piano, maintaining too many hobbies, and drinking way too much coffee.