I've been married since 1991 and our two sons are the joy of our life! Domesticity suits me, though I grew up as a child of the world and hope I can impart this international outlook to my children.
I split work time between my graphic design business and writing. I love music, sewing, dancing, drawing, singing, gardening, cooking, traveling, beading, gaming, camping... I could go on. There's never enough time for any of it but I try to squeeze in what I can, because I enjoy every minute of it. Though every now and then, I do enjoy a moment of idleness as well, if I can get it.
I am a science fiction and science nonfiction junkie, though I'll read anything and have favorites across all genres. I never leave the house without a book in my bag -- a lesson I learned when I was still a child. I commonly read *at least* three or four books at once and have them stashed all over the house -- one by the bed, one in my bag, one on the coffee table, a couple e-books in progress on my phone, etc. I blossom in my constant discovery of the English language and its quirks.
I read about NaNoWriMo in a magazine in 2009 and have been hooked ever since! The rough draft I churn out in November keeps me busy for the rest of the year (and sometimes beyond). I'm currently working on self-publishing the much-polished _God's Cradle_, my 2009 NaNo.
2009 WINNER! "God's Cradle" (science fiction)
2010 WINNER! "A Girl in Africa" (memoir)
2011 WINNER! "The Key" (science fiction)
2012 WINNER! "Divergent" (science fiction)
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Who am I kidding? When do I have time for hobbies? I have a thousand of them, but there they sit while I write...
- Favorite noveling music:
- No music unless you count the voices in my head. Don't get me wrong, I love music, all kinds of music, and my life is filled with it. But when I'm writing, there's no room for anything but my story.
- Graphic designer
- Favorite books or authors:
- China Mieville, Margaret Atwood, Alastair Reynolds, C.J. Cherryh, Neal Stephenson, Jacqueline Carey, David Brin, Kim Stanley Robinson, Barbara Kingsolver, Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, H.G. Wells, hundreds of others...