About Me

IMG_1745-001There are Ten Things You Need to Know:

  1. For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a writer. I wrote my first short story when I was 8, and I wrote a lot of bad fan-fiction in my teens (Star Wars, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Star Blazers). When I was 16, I started writing my own science fiction and fantasy stories.
  2. I currently reside in Wisconsin with my husband, my 2 kids, and a Siberian cat named Allegro. Prior to living in cheesehead-land, I spent 10 years in Los Angeles, and I grew up on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, surrounded by beautiful beaches and forests.
  3. I love to cook and bake, and I know a lot about spices.
  4. Before having kids, I was an archaeologist. Although I never had adventures worthy of an Indiana Jones movie, I worked on everything from a Crusader Castle in Israel to the remains of a shipwreck in Turkey to a medieval site in Spain.
  5. I love to travel. In 2009, our entire family spent five months in Chennai, India, when my husband worked there as part of a Fulbright Teaching Exchange (you can read about it in The Cullens in Indiahttp://cullensindia.blogspot.com/).
  6. I’m a serious musical theatre geek and I have a blog series, Musical Mondays, where I spotlight my favorite shows.
  7. I’m a member of SCBWI and RWA (& the YA and WI chapters of RWA). Since 2013, I’ve been attending the Midwest Writers’ Workshop (#MWW) in Muncie, Indiana, with a great tribe of writer friends.
  8. I’m bi-racial (my father was Mexican-American) and I consider myself Latina, despite my pasty-white Midwestern complexion.
  9. I’m a huge font of useless 80s pop culture trivia and a big fan of Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and CW’s Arrow and The Flash.
  10. I love really good coffee.

 

 

 

2 Responses to About Me

  1. Janie Mason says:

    Very cool site. Love the background and sparkling books of your header! You’re brave to do a blog. I’m sticking with a plain old web page for now.
    Janie

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