I’m a fortysomething crazy cat lady, currently living and working in the Atlanta metro area even though I’m originally from eastern North Carolina. Yes, I have an accent, although I’m told it’s pretty mild. No, I’m not a redneck, although I will correct anyone who even suggests that barbecue could be red.
During business hours, I’m an employee benefits specialist. I began on the human resources side, working in both the government and corporate sectors, before taking a brief foray into email/web marketing and then switching over to the brokerage side.
Outside of business hours, I am primarily a writer. According to my family, I’ve been stringing words into sentences ever since I was old enough to talk; I can’t remember a time I didn’t tell stories. I got serious about learning the craft in my teens, but it wasn’t until my twenties that I began sharing it outside my immediate family. I currently write both fan fiction and original fiction.
My first experience with photography came when I was about eight and I set foot inside a darkroom for the first time. When I was ten, I won my first 35mm camera in a drawing, and I haven’t looked back since. I’ve deliberately kept photography as a hobby instead of attempting to turn professional, but that doesn’t mean I’m not serious about doing it well.
In addition to writing and photography, I’ve done some vocal and voice-over work; it’s fun and I have talent, but I don’t have the drive. I also love to travel, but budget and time considerations mean I don’t get to do that as much as I’d like. I’m also a divorced Catholic who subscribes to the seamless garment philosophy; a champion of cat rescue, care and adoption (including trap-neuter-return programs); and take time off to go to DragonCon every year.
Although I’ve kept a blog on this site in the past, at the moment I’m focusing on other pursuits. However, I’m still fairly active online, and am always interested in meeting new friends. Feel free to drop me a line if you’d like to chat more!