Participant in 2005 and every year since 2008. I won in 2009 with "A Great Actress or a Great King" and in 2010 with "Quatre's Drug". I 'won' last year with "Snake Oil Charmer" but I didn't even come close to finishing. This year I'll be in the NaNoRebels camp, working on a story that will (hopefully!) be turned into a comic sometime next year called "Dragon/Prince".
Born in Harris County, Texas. Grew up in the Los Angeles suburbs before attending college in Pennsylvania and moving to New York City upon graduation. I have a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing, so I actually know what I'm talking about... in theory. ^_^ I have a younger sister, a younger brother, and a cantankerous cat appropriately named Cleopatra. Other interests (besides noveling!) include: creative nonfiction and poetry, LGBT rights, anime and manga, Earth religions, winterguard and colorguard, etymology, American history, English literature, social psychology.
I'm leading a bunch of write-ins this year in my area!
[La Canada] Flintridge Books
Location: Flintridge Books & Cafe @ 1010 Foothill Blvd. La Canada, CA 91011
Date(s): 5 Fridays (11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30)
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (venue opens at 9 AM)
Details/Info: A bookstore and coffeehouse in La Canada at the crossroads of Foothill Blvd. and Angeles Crest Highway. Free internet, a few power outlets (I will bring a strip, but you should, too, if you can), and some great mocha lattes, hot tea, and blended smoothie-type drinks. (Please buy something and support an independent bookstore!) Street parking on Chevy Chase Dr. (side street) and there's a small lot behind the shop as well. Please do NOT park in the Hill Street Cafe parking lot. I will have a table tent and a Mac laptop with a NaNoWriMo sticker on it. More info about the venue: http://www.flintridgebooks.com/
- La Canada, CA
- creative writing, reading, poetry, creative nonfiction, choral music, anime, dancing, HTML, gay and lesbian rights, blogging, Earth religions, 'alternative' sexuality... ask me!
- Favorite noveling music:
- Muse, Superchic[k], Switchfoot, The Cure, Cake, The Postal Service, Dredg, Kenna, Linkin Park, The Verve Pipe, Van Morrison, Train, Third Eye Blind, Enya, Jewel, Madonna, Melissa Etheridge, Vanessa Carlton, The Corrs, Nana Kitade, Christina Aguilera, P!nk, J.S. Bach
- Favorite books or authors:
- Stranger in a Strange Land, To Serve and Submit, Princess Ben, Kracken, Sunhawk, Mousapelli