I've been dreaming up stories for as long as I can remember. In the last couple of years, I've taken to writing them down, committing to computer, paper, and ink, the people and places which previously existed only within my mind. While I enjoy writing about love and adventure, all of my stories have strong comic elements. After all, what good is life, if we cant laugh at it?
To better learn the craft of writing, I joined the Romance Writers of America and an on-line critique group, Romance Writers Unlimited. Without a doubt, the RWU has been the most significant influence on my writing, as these valiant ladies have taught me the love of a tightly written line, without passive tense, all commas and contractions in their proper place.
In addition to writing, I work as a software engineer for a major company in California. I enjoy reading, music, and dancing in the local Nutcracker. I used to take dance and now they insist on my doing some of the character roles such as Mother Ginger.
My family includes many sisters, brothers-in-laws, nieces, nephews, one mom, a cat, two kids, and, of course, my husband of over twenty-five years.
Recently I helped with an online game site that my husband was running, taking the part of several of the non-player characters. This is detailed on the site: http://www.exocog.com
Other things of interest:
My website where I recreate some of the Star Wars costumes: Queen Amidala's Closet
Pictures from a recent Nutcracker performance: Pacific Ballet Nutcracker