Author has written 8 stories for Hunger Games, Twilight, and Harry Potter.
What I do:
I teach history to high school kids and I love it.
I read to escape and I read to inform myself. I read to see the world from another perspective.
I write because it's something I wish I could do well. Practice makes perfect, neh?
Who I read:
I've followed Orson Scott Card around the US to get his autograph. Speaker for the Dead changed my life. I attended the one and only EnderCon, and I attended a writer's workshop hosted by him. No, I'm not a stalker. But, I have had the opportunity to hear OSC read the first and last chapter of Ender's Game. Wow. That was worth jail time.
New favorite author: John Green. I fell in love with him doing Crash Course on Youtube (for History) and then one of my students brought me The Fault In Our Stars and I read it two times in a row. I spent the rest of the week reading his other three books (two times each) and they are just wonderful. When I found out that TFIOS was being made into a movie I was ecstatic! They did such a good job and I am glad that this history nerd is seeing such awesome success. It gives me hope.
Of course there are the standbys: JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, JK Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Suzanne Collins, Stephen King, Cassandra Clare, VC Andrews (don't ask, I don't quite understand myself), and many others.
Fanfiction: If you haven't read anything by Ellenka, Counselor, or Taoist elf you should. It will change your life.
My FF activity:
I beta for MarinaNamaste. You should check out her story: Red Robin and Pineapples and Cherries. She also has two little one-shots if you like little lemons. She's my beta and she makes me so much better. She's been a great friend and I've never met her in person. Fanfic world is something else.
I also beta for AtringentSaccharine, too. Her plot lines like BLOW ME AWAY. So intricate and deep. Check her out, too.
I'm trying to write things out of my comfort zone...that means I have to read them out of my comfort zone, too. That can be uncomfortable.
I was a traveling fool this summer. England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Bangkok, Cambodia, Malaysia, South Korea...Idaho. I had a lot of time to write on planes. I have some great ideas and I am working on a new story. When I get about 10 chapters deep I'll begin posting. Add me to your author's alert list.
My fics are full of book and movie quotes and references. Can you find them?
If you read any of my stories, please leave comments. Those are like crack and they really do help my writing...even if you're (constructively) criticizing.
That's all I've got so say right now.