Birthday: Aries on the cusp of Taurus, which means I am passionate, stubborn, and like to be in charge.
Family: Not married, no children; many siblings, and as a result I have twelve nieces and nephews ranging from toddler to early thirties. One funny-faced dog.
Stuff: A large collection of CDs and books, that is slowly being converted into digital because I just don’t have any more shelf space. A growing collection of Funko Pops.
Work: I have been everything from a janitor to a radio announcer on a classical music station.
Education: associate’s degree in history, bachelor’s degree in humanities/English literature. Master’s degree in comparative literature begun but not completed; life got in the way. I keep thinking I’ll go back and get a graduate degree someday. We’ll see if I ever decide what I want to study.
Writing: decided to Be A Writer at the age of nine; finally got the first novel published in 2007, many years later. Meantime, wrote a lot for an audience of me; then for an audience of friends and roommates; then discovered fanfiction. I really think fanfiction is how I learned to write: how to plot, how to convey characterization, and most importantly how to take feedback. As a result, there have been five original novels and about two dozen novellas and short stories. I call my idea file the Big List of Next, and it never gets smaller.