I started telling stories when I was three and discovered I got into less trouble when I provided creative explanations for the chaos that swirled around me. I now live in a comfortably messy house on Chicago’s North Shore. Contributing to the current chaos are my incredibly patient husband, our eldest daughter, a couple of house rabbits, and a pair of ditzy Bichons. When my husband can pry me away from my writing, we run a coffee business together, Coffee Fresh, Inc., which you can visit at www.coffeebytheroast.com.
Last year was my fourth NanoWriMo adventure. I still haven't make it to 50,000 words, but I'm not complaining. My 2009 effort, "Mistletoe and Holly," has been published in the Jewels of the Quill Christmas anthology, CHRISTMAS GEMS. That makes three published stories out of four Nanowrimos, as my 2007 Nanowrimo effort, "Magic Kisses," is currently available in MAGICAL KISSES, a Valentine's Day anthology, and my 2008 Nanowrimo story, "The Topaz Guard," is available in TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE, vol. VI. Anyone interested can learn more about the stories on my website, www.masek.net.
This year, I'm trying again to reach the magic 50,000 word mark and in any case, hope to end the month of November with a complete first draft. I can't wait for us all to get writing!
- North Shore, Chicago
- coffee roasting and cookie baking
- Favorite noveling music:
- coffee roaster
- Favorite books or authors:
- The Princess Bride, The Big Sleep, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck, Raymond Chandler, Anne Stuart and Jim Butcher