Writing is my passion. I grew up writing. One of my earliest memories is of painting over a Little Golden Book so I could write my own story about a rabbit. I was so enamored with it I painted my characters onto a child’s table set. Table and two chairs, all blue. With rabbits and grass and a big blobby yellow sun.

Reading and writing have been the mainstays of my many hobbies, which have included, at one time or another: woodworking, quantum physics, linguistics, herbal medicine, jewelry-making, knitting, weaving, spinning, horsemanship, boxing, cartooning, D&D, and tea. Good luck guessing which ones I still actively participate in.

I believe reading influences a person more than almost anything else. Pratchett showed me the world was ridiculous, Murakami showed me it is not what it seems, and Rowling showed me I could change it if I was brave enough. I write because I can’t not (grammar I do good). I write to share. I hope to inspire.

My Top Ten Favorite Authors in No Particular Order (I’d do books but every bookie knows you can’t do just ten):

  • Robin Mckinley
  • Patricia Mckillip
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Bill Bryson
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Haruki Murakami
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Mary Oliver
  • Orson Scott Card
  • George Orwell