I entered NaNo in 2005 under my real name and found that held me back. Who knew that most everyone else would have cool nickames? So I followed suit in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Nailed those 50,000 words in 30 days or less 6 times. In later participations I wrote only on some of the days. Now I'm back for a eighth go because I want/need that 7th winner's cert to frame. 6 was never my lucky number. This might be my final go, or I might be addicted to NaNo. Time always tells.
- rural south central Iowa
- Favorite noveling music:
- classical or new age
- I'm a textile artist & translator. I used to write a weekly book column & review
- Favorite books or authors:
- Travels With My Aunt, I Capture the Castle, Lost Horizon, A Town Like Alice, Wild Designs, Thales Folly, Garden Spells, If You Could See Me Now, Sundays at Tiffany's, Three Bags Full, Dog On it, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Graham Greene, Katie fforde, Dorothy Gilman, James Hilton, Neville Shute,Trisha Ashley, Rhys Bowen, Andrew Bergman, Spencer Quinn, Stuart Kaminsky, Jacqueline Winspear, Raymond Chandler, Cecelia Ahern, James Patterson, many others