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Industry Publishing
Occupation American Author & Novelist; Illustrator
Location Pacific Northwest, United States
Introduction I'm a native of Washington State, graduated from Eastern Washington University with bachelor degrees in Liberal Studies and Math/Science Education. I love the arts--drama, choir, sketching, painting, literature. I write whenever opportunity presents itself. I describe myself in the following quote: "I like bubbles in everything. I respect the power of silence. In cold or warm weather, I favor a mug of hot cocoa. I admire cats―their autonomy, grace, and mystery. I awe at the fiery colors in a sunset. I believe in deity. I hear most often with my eyes, and I will trust a facial expression before any accompanying comment. I invent rules, words, adventures, and imaginary friends. I pretend something wonderful every day. I will never quit pretending."
Interests My favorite pastime occurs on days when I'm home alone. That's when I curl up in the corner of the sofa with a hot mug of cocoa to get lost in an exceptional story, either by reading a great novel or fabricating an original adventure of my own. I thrive on the euphoria of a tangled tale. The task of systematically constructing a completely new world—terrain, races, and traditions—is a magic that transports me to wondrous and unusual places. Now and then I enjoy plunking out a song on the piano, but I truly find pleasure in listening to my sons strum on the guitar, tickle the keyboard, or blow on the trumpet and trombone. Music is another art that influences my creativity.
Favorite Movies Laugh if you want, but the movies I absolutely adore are the SHREK tales. All of them. I love Shrek's honest character. They should make more. I also enjoy adventures with a twist of romance as well as true superhero films—First Knight, Ever After, Eragon, Pirates of the Carribean, Avatar, Robin Hood, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Cat Woman, Superman, Spiderman, The Avengers....
Favorite Music Country music is relaxing to me. I gain inspiration listening to songs from Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Hunter Hayes, and so on. I love Sabrina Carpenter's stuff.
Favorite Books Les Miserables, first and farmost. The Lord of the Rings, Brothers Grimm Fairytales, Eragon, The Host, The Harry Potter Series, Dandelions, Treasure Island, The Three Muskateers, The Harrowbethian Saga (Eena's story), Fairest....