Well, I have a facebook page which I don't pay much attention too --- I tweet @historysleuth1 , and I'm a member of AbsoluteWrite.com---that's the extent of my social networking. :)
This is my 4th NaNo. I "won" in 2009. My novel was the Milk Carton Murders--completed and in editing phase. Bowed out in 2010-- too much going on, and won in 2011.
I'm the Assistant Wyoming County Historian in NY State. I'm always writing something. We do a quarterly publication which I write for called "Historical Wyoming". I often write 6,000 word articles, so I think I'm up for the NaNo challenge.
I'm also a freelance Abstractor which is a person who does property title searches. So putting my two occupations together, I write mostly historical non-fiction. What I read is 95% fiction though. :)
This years NaNo novel I'm going for supernatural humor, if there is such a thing. I discovered in '09 that I like the fast pace seat-of-the-pants of novel writing over the outline everything method, and fiction is so liberating from doing non-fic all the time.
I have one book self-published called "Bread & Butter: The Murders of Polly Frisch" True story about a woman who murdered her husband and children in the 1850s. Sold over 600 of them which isn't bad for a self-published book, only got a very few left.
Wrote a weekly column for 2 1/2 years for a Native American newspaper in Northern, NY called "The Akwesasne Phoenix Sundays" (went out of print in 2006) , under the pen name of History Sleuth, which I use for everything now. I wrote mostly NA history, and political satire. The articles I wrote on Indian land title in NY I'm putting into book form---all done except for the index and my editor giving it the once over. Self publishing that one too through createspace.
I created and maintain the website for our historian's organization, which can be found here http://www.gahwny.org
Oh yes, I'm a wife, and a mom of teenagers.... with friends .... and a grandbaby --we have a very busy house!!
- Western New York
- History, Drawing & Painting, web design, Mrs. Scoutmaster of our local Boy Scout troop, BSA Merit Badge Councilor
- Favorite noveling music:
- Depends on what I'm writing -- classical, if its a dark and stormy night. ;)
- Favorite books or authors:
- Rebecca, Anything Sherlock Holmes, Weathering Heights, Harry Potter; all because they're so well written., Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, John Grisham, Kathy Reichs -- tough question, I read about 20 books this year alone...