Author of fantasy. I'm married with two kids, have a tattoo in Greek on my shoulder, and I have the sweetest tooth that there ever was. Hide your brownies!
Describe your desk
My desk is covered in various things: three notebooks, a stack of random paper, the current book I'm reading (at the moment it's The Screwtape Letters), several pens, several things of chapstick and lipgloss, a few empty glasses, and a shaker of seasoned salt (from the last time I had tater tots. I eat at my desk). The desk itself was handcrafted by me, with a maple stain and dragons carved out of the sides.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I hate the question "Where did you grow up?" because there's no definite answer for me. I lived in five different states during the period I would call "growing up," though the longest (and latest) stretch of it was in Oklahoma, where I met my husband and made all my lasting friendships. But when I look back on my childhood, it was mostly lonely and confusing. It only sweetened up in the handful of years preceding adulthood.
What can evil do for you today?
A young, impetuous mage named Kalara angers a local necromancer, who tries to kill her. Instead of leaving town, laying low for a while, or trying to appease him, she makes a deal with an incompetent devil to gain more power and win her little magi war.