Author has written 5 stories for Labyrinth.
Hello all. "Tal" or "Tally" Smith here.
So I guess if'n ya wanted to learn a bit about me...here ya go!
I'm currently 33 yrs of age. Yes I'm a chick, the name is a long story, but suffice it to say, if I ever publish anything in main stream (writing a book is on my bucket list), I will use this pen name. So if you ever see me on the shelves, pick up a book darn it!
I'm a very mellow laid back, Layman's terms scientist for my day job. I am small, and blonde, and I sound like I'm 12 years old so people tend to underestimate me (which is kinda cool when I can completely shock people. The last car salesman I met got a sound lashing when he messed up the math for my payments with interest and I called him on it!)
I love to help fellow co-workers understand science, but I tend to use the word "dude" a lot. What can I say I'm a child of the 80's! I am a quick thinker. I tend to do nothing slowly. (Ask the guy in the next cubie how fast and hard I type!) I love my fast paced job and being constantly on the move with each project being completely different.
I talk too fast, (sometimes without thinking) and my mind is constantly churning with new story ideas, and things I'd like to accomplish today, tomorrow or someday. (This also keeps me up at night, so I am constantly tired. I swear I run on adrenaline. My hubbie says he's never seen me sleep for more than a few hours at a time!)
UPDATE 5/20/2013: Sorry this next section of "Oh god not again" took so long. With a baby, moving houses, and a very stressful job, my writing time is almost non-existent. I’ll try and wrap up this story as soon as I can, but I don’t want things to seem rushed. Thanks for the patience all!
Fav Movies: Cheesy 80's scifi movies (Ladyhawk, Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, Ninja Turtles 1 & 2, Last Starfighter, Never Ending Story, Solarbabies, Enemy Mine, Secret of NIMH, Superman, Unico, Legend, Starman, Tron, Willow, Goonies, Lost Boys, Star Wars and Star Trek, ET, Aliens, The Last Unicorn, etc.)
Fav Books: I read absolutely anything fantasy/scifi/romance (Mercedes Lackey, Tamora Pierce, Diane Duane, Ann Mcaffrey, Robin Mckinley, Simon Green, Terry Goodkind, Piers Anthony, Angela Knight, Alyssa Day, Katie McAlister, Lora Leigh, J.R. Ward, L. J. Smith, Gena Showalter). I actually read too much now that I have a kindle!! (Always on the lookout for another good book, if you have a recommendation PM me!)
Hobbies: Singing, gardening (I raise bonsai trees!), reading, writing of course, karate, foil fencing, hiking, birdwatching, piano (and I'm learning to sew costumes so lookout cosplayers!).
Dislikes: I hate drama, I hate being too busy, I hate pushy people, and I hate being disappointed when I've gotten my hopes up, and i despise spouses who cheat!
Likes: I love my husband (couldn't live without the goofball) and supportive family, I love ice cream (too darn much), I love my loyal and compassionate friends (You know who you are), I love my very large German Shepard dog, sound effects, frolicking and smiling, and of course my book collection (Oh and I love happy endings where the guy gets the girl. No Dark Jareth here!!)...other stuff I just like a whole lot.
Fav Music: Anything but rap. (From Disney movie soundtracks to Heavy Metal to Opera - I like it all.)
Fav Shows: I don't watch too much TV, but when its on I like: Stargate SG-1 only, Star Trek "Next Gen" only, Eureka, and Haven on Syfy, True Blood & Gilmore Girls, and the wilderness survival shows like "Survivorman," "Man Vs. Wild", and "Man, Woman, Wild" ...anything else I watch is due to my hubbie. My friend is now getting me into BBC stuff like Primeval and Torchwood.
"To Serve a King in Need" is my first Labyrinth fanfic ever published so I know its a bit raw with mistakes and spelling errors, but it was a fun learning experience.
"A Bad Day" was a quick little story idea, but folks seemed to like it. I'll probably add a little more one day...but not too much more.
"Magic Tax" started out to be a short story for me. But the muse is on the loose, and I could not stop!
"A Chat with the Goblin King"
"Oh God Not Again" I actually started from a dream. Little did I know I would get pregnant before finishing this story! I swear I will complete it soon, Its still on my radar, and I'll try not to disappoint.
A Couple Quotes I live by:
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter won't mind." - Dr Suess
"There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved by a suitable application of high explosives." - Unknown
"We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - Unknown
"Don't expect what you don't inspect." - Unknown
"May you always have work for your hands to do. May your pockets hold always a coin or two. May the sun shine bright on your windowpane. May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you. And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you."- Irish Blessing
Well Later Days all.