I grew up in the suburbs of Dallas, TX, and moved all the way over to the next county… so, not very far. In high school, I was a serious and determined student with the goal of becoming a psychologist. However, an artistic desire awakened inside me during my late teens, and I became enamored with artists of all strains, and Deep Ellum became a home for my soul.
After a couple of years, I realized I would have to grow up eventually (actually, my mom realized that for me), so I went to nursing school and once again became a serious and determined student. While in school, I became fascinated with research, and after a few years of working as a floor nurse, I went into nephrology research and loved it!
Because just about everything interests me, I eventually picked up my long-dead hobby of writing, which I’m happy to say is now a budding career.
by Lanette Kauten
Tanya, a reporter living in an eclectic neighborhood of bars and coffee shops, just wants is to be accepted by the musicians and artists that inhabit the world she's encroached on. When her boss assigns her to report on a one woman show, she's pulled deeper into the world of underground artists, and into a relationship with a performance artist only known as Cassia.