When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I work as a copy editor for a publishing company, I love watching superhero movies or TV shows, and I spend a lot of time hanging out with my writing critique group. On rare, special occasions, I can be caught cosplaying, most recently in steampunk garb. I've also recently decided to start making chain maille jewelry, and I'm hoping not to pinch my own fingertips off with my pliers. I need my fingertips for writing more stories.
I also like to poke my sleeping cats to wake them up. I feel only slightly guilty for it.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
My first short story. Wow. I believe I was in the fifth grade, and we had an assignment to write a short story, which was meant to be "bound" as a small book. I wrote a story about a rabbit who had to sneak into a human's house and steal medicine for his sick mother. Rabbits and drama go together, right? Hey, it worked for Richard Adams.
When I turned 30 without getting my first kiss — yes, you read that right. Read over it again if you need to. Anyway, when I turned 30, I decided I had to take action and get a first kiss to be remembered. So I devised a method to get my first kiss in a way that would be guaranteed to make it meaningful: I would auction off my first kiss for charity.