Lawyer, parent, writer, freelance pain in the ass. Mother of three. Daughter of one living and one deceased parent.
Spouse of my co-parent. Oldest of four siblings. First in my family to grow up with running water.
Living in a state beginning with “O”. I’ve also lived in the other two
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I started constructing elaborate stories with fantastic plots in my own head when I was about eight. I could keep one narrative and set of characters for months. It was good for long car trips in the days before the walkman, much less the iPad. I think I started writing stories on paper when I was eleven or twelve. The first one I remember was some sort of adventure/fantasy mashup, probably influenced by Lord of the Rings or Elfquest
What is your writing process?
I usually have a plot stewing in my head for quite a while before I do anything physical like outline it. Once I get started, I usually spit out large chunks of dialogue or elements out of sequence, then fill in the spaces in between. I do a lot of iterative self editing, probably to the detriment of pure content generation
Being a mercenary is hard. Being human is hard. Being both is a crap-screw. Zai Yakozy commands a Merchant Navy crew, her new weapons crew leader, Denver Arc Aro is good at his job and wants to be left alone to do it in as much peace and quiet as a job like that offers. When a salvage mission goes bad, they have to watch each other's backs and not get distracted, by each other or anything else.