I live in New England with a talented social worker (who also happens to be my EIC) and Jerome... a trouble maker unless he's purring for an evening snack.
Having earned a Bachelor’s degree in professional communication, I have had experience with editing, journalism, desktop publishing, videography, and am a full-time author.
Additionally, I'm working on my MFA in creative writing.
I enjoy gardening and cooking with an emphasis on ethnic foods including Indian, Thai, Russian, Czechoslovakian, Hungarian, Chinese, Spanish, Middle Eastern (especially Algerian, Iraqi, and Egyptian), Mexican, and Italian. My next venture in culinary delight will be with Caribbean food.
Being an avid explorer, I've spent time in all but two states in America and am always on the lookout for someplace new (I just never thought it would be Iraq and Kuwait as my first international travel destinations). On my list of new places are Pitcairn Island, Easter Island, Stonehenge, Leap Castle in Ireland, the Hobbit village in New Zealand, Hunyad Castle in Romania, and the Mayan ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Other interests of mine include horror literature and memoir, a long-standing fascination with UFO, paranormal, and occult phenomena as well as playing guitar, backpacking, and bike riding.
A few quotes I've learned to live by:
"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value."
- Albert Einstein
"The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively."
- Bob Marley
"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."
- Douglas Adams
"I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different."
- Kurt Vonnegut
"Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans."
- John Lennon
"I am a new universe beginning to expand."
- F. Scott Service