|Location||Amherst, Massachusetts, United States|
|Introduction||I'm the author of seven fantasy novels, including (most recently) The Burning Land and The Awakened City. I review science fiction and fantasy for several publications, including SF Site, and my articles on writing have appeared in Writer’s Digest and elsewhere. In 2006, I served as a judge for the World Fantasy Awards. I'm an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, where I serve as Vice-Chair of the Committee on Writing Scams and the webmistress of the Writer Beware website.|
|Interests||Writing, reading, gardening, hiking, movies, collecting art glass, extremely strong tea, very sugary cinnamon toast, checking my e-mail too many times a day, procrastinating|
|Favorite Movies||Napoleon, Intolerance, Ivan the Terrible, Citizen Kane, Juliet of the Spirits, The Stuntman, Days of Heaven, Clockwork Orange, Apocalypse Now, Brazil, Magnolia, and a zillion others|
|Favorite Music||Baroque music (especially Bach cantatas), Ralph Vaughn Williams, Texas swing, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Bjork, VNV Nation, Siouxie and the Banshees, Randy Newman, Tom Waits|
|Favorite Books||Anything by Thomas Hardy, anything by Saki, House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevski, The King Must Die by Mary Renault, Brighton Rock by Graham Greene, Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, most of Andre Norton, Little Big by John Crowley, Catseye by Margaret Atwood, Shikasta by Doris Lessing, Helliconia series by Brian Aldiss, Valis by Philip K. Dick|
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