Author has written 11 stories for Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
Better to be silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and confirm it.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
- John F. Kennedy
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
- A. A. Milne
Likes/Loves: Books, reading, cats, Earl Gray tea, cold-drip coffee, doughnuts, bengiets, swing sets, iPods, music, piano, friends, sleeping in on rainy days, the smell of burning sugar cane, the taste of cinnamon rolls, aquamarine, the ocean, theme parks, random philosophical discussions with my friends, ponytail holders, cell phones, head phones, telephones, homophones, random people, bright colors, dark colors, painting, art, manga, anime, the new car smell, the new book smell, the clean baby smell, the new morning smell, the smell of fresh laundry, just laughing with friends, laughing until I cry, returning from the edge, falling in love
Dislikes/Despises: Many reality shows, most rap music, being hurt, losing a friend, simpletons, screaming hordes of fangirls, badly written stories, badly written fanfiction, being told to just wait a minute, waiting for new books in a series to be released, seeing someone make fun of someone else, the dolts in my religion class, being interrupted during writing, being hurt beyond the point of no return, feeling pain
- Jean Cocteau
- Writing is my passion and my future and my love all rolled up into one big ball of awesome. I write because: a.) we can't afford a therapist to let me talk out my issues, b.) it's stress-relieving, and c.) it makes me feel incredibly awe-struck when I paint something decent with my meager hands and words. I plan on becoming a novelist in the upcoming years, so...keep your fingers crossed for me!
What kind of music do you listen to?
Everything. I have almost every genre that exists in my iTunes. XD The last five songs I bought from iTunes are:
1. Convergence - Johnny Greenwood
2. Taylor, the Latte Boy - Kristen Chenoweth
3. Jump Rope - Blue October
4. Feels Like the End - Shane Alexander
5. 100 Suns - 30 Seconds to Mars
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore
What inspires you to write?
What doesn't? When you start to write and it goes somplace else entirely, just go with it. When this happens, you usually end up with a piece of writing that is passionate because it's something you're secretly (or not so secretly, I dunno) passionate about.
Spellcheck is your friend. They are not your characters; please fantard responsibly. Good grammar is not necessarily Satan's idea of a sadistic torture - please use it. If you are passionate about something, write about it. Don't post hot-off-the-press. Don't go around flaming/reporting people because you don't like them. Carpe diem. Just sit down, listen to some good music, and let your mind wander. Hug someone today.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
- Oscar Wilde
What's your favorite book/series?
Um. I can only have one?
Wait, what am I saying? This is my profile. Tch.
1. The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
- Not a kid-friendly series, but it has hysterically funny, touching, and moving narration. The protagonist/narrator is a wizard named Harry who advertises in the Chicago Yellow Pages. Filled with action, romance, wizards, vampires, and Knights of the Cross, it's full of hilarity and tear-jerking moments.
2. Nightlife/The Caliban Leandros Series by Rob Thurman
- Once again, you won't find it in a kid's section, but it's still an amazing series. The protagonist/narrator is a human-demon hybrid, and we follow his adventures with his Super Sexy Bogeyman Slayer/ninja brother and a daring, flirtatious, promiscuous immortal puck as they run around New York ridding the world of the monsters.
3. Percy Jackson and The Olympians by Rick Riordan
- You're seriously on my profile page and you don't know about PJO? Wow. Color me impressed. Anyway, great narration, awesome characters, awe-inspiring series, and one seriously cool author. What's not to love?
4. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling.
- Yes, cliched, I know. But I still love them, from the first book all the way to the last.
5. The Complete Tales of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Aha. Hahaha. I'm so obsessed with these books it hurts. I literally cried while reading "Reichenbach Falls." Ha. Just...read them. Please.
So yeah, those are my five favorites. I own over four hundred books, so picking only five (eheh, kinda cheated with the series thing) is a challenge...but I've done it! If ever you need a book recommendation, I can hook you up. :)
Who's your favorite author?
Jim Butcher, author of The Dresden Files, if we're talking about writing styles. If we're going for the "who's the nicest?" vibe, I'd have to say Rick Riordan.
Look, supreme executive power is derived from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony!
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail
It's only a flesh wound!
Rantings, original writing, fanfiction scraps, etc.: http:// pajama-panda. livejournal. com/