I've been a practicing writer for as long as I can remember and only recently decided to share my writing with other people. I've lived all over the world and currently reside in Southern California where I spend most of my days working and cram in writing whenever I can. My educational background can best be described as eclectic, as I hold BAs in English Lit and Psychology as well as a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. I don't practice with any of these degrees, but they enable me to create very humanlike characters and situations, so it wasn't a total waste.
Over the years I have written several screenplays, the odd radio drama, as well as short and long fiction. I am currently working on two new books: one is being edited while the second is still in progress.
Other than that I share my life with my wonderful and talented husband and two very demanding cats.
Print books or electronic books?
Any book's a sale! But I find that I read exclusively print books, I have a kindle that hasn't been charged in years and I'm not even sure it works anymore. There is just something about a print book, the feel, the texture, the small that I love. Plus I'm a klutz and print books are pretty durable to being dropped and shoved into bags.
After reading Amor Towles A Gentleman in Moscow I couldn't wait to read more of him, this time it was Rules of Civility. If I couldn't have my writing voice I wish I could have his. The way he uses language and molds it around his characters and the scenarios they find themselves in is a delight to read. In Rules of Civility one of the main characters reads Agatha Christie throughout as well as Great Expectations, now I know what's next on my reading list.