As far back as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to write.
I’m a Southern Girl (meaning Southern United States). I grew up in the Deep South in the Bible Belt and I guess my writing grew from an exploration of the culture and the hidden cultures and things I’ve seen in growing up. My escapism as a child grew my imagination and my spirit. I began to write at around age 11 but most of that early stuff was destroyed.
This was before having a computer or even the internet existed. Though most of that writing was destroyed, I could not stop. It was and still is part of who I am. I met my friend Dawn (who lives across the country from me) right after things like storyboards and clubs and groups for writing partners first started up on the internet. I’ve got a love of Urban Fantasy and Supernatural Romance and Science Fiction and High Fantasy… but also of Erotica and Alternative Lifestyles. Once the LGBTQ movement got steam, we both realized that some of our favorite characters could actually, possibly go mainstream. Hence the web series Walking the Blade was born.
We decided to try on serial publishing of just our drafts first. For one thing, we could get feedback from the people that matter most – our readers! Also, the more followers you get, the better your chances of being able to get picked up by a publishing company. That was our hope, but if we wind up publishing our stories ourselves, so be it. I also have my own bunch of worlds in various genres that I want to have published on my own. Hence, I felt the website was a must. I want to showcase a web series, sure – but I also want to promote my other writing.
As to my writing background – it’s all over the place. Poetry can be too easy, so I challenge myself only to actually write it when I feel something very important should be conveyed. My genres have included gaming adventures, human interest stories for newspapers (which often turn out like short stories rather than interviews), hobby writing in fan-fiction boards (comics are a weakness), romance (rarely ever just a normal one, though), erotica, high fantasy, science fiction, and my favorite – modern urban fantasy.
I am also writing professionally with MEDIUM and on various websites. I research a subject thoroughly and then write articles about the subject and hope for the best. It’s hit or miss, but it’s writing. And since I love cooking, I worked with the hubs to create a cooking blog/website. I love to read as much as write, so I always have a TBR listing (To Be Read) that I’m working on. Reading helps us learn new methodology and expands our minds. I love coffee and Guinness and usually make friends with people around me pretty easy. I hope you enjoy your visit and subscribe to keep getting new emails!