Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. – Isaac Asimov
I’m a twenty-something fantasy and science fiction novelist. Stories are important. They’re an escape, a release, a joy. It’s always been my dream to chase ideas down and put them into concrete words.
Currently, I’m undergoing enlightenment at a community college in Texas and plan on getting an English major in the hopefully-not-too-distant future.
While science fiction is where I started professionally, I originally was a fantasy-centric writer. There are many plans to get some fantasy series produced within the next couple years, promise.
In short, I’m socially awkward at times and adore a good pun. I love gaming and TV, reading (obviously), movies. And of course I taste like spaghetti.
On deviantART, my tagline became “tastes like spaghetti” because, well, when I created it I was eating spaghetti — and I do so love my pasta. It sort of stuck. That and I just tell myself my writing should taste like spaghetti anyway. You know, zesty, rich, not too overbearing. Just right. This ties in to the “adore a good pun” part of my bio.
Anne McCaffrey: Dragonriders of Pern series, especially the original three books.
Robin McKinley: The Blue Sword. It was the second fantasy book I’ve ever read and the one book I’ve read more than ten times.
Tolkien’s The Hobbit. I’ve yet to actually finish his Lord of the Rings trilogy, though I’ve watched the movies countless times and they do count as big influencers.
Dune by Frank Herbert was the first science fiction novel I ever read. Not long after, I watched the 80s film adaptation and then SciFi’s mini-series version.
Because these were my foundations, I quickly gobbled up all fantasy and, over time, science fiction movies. SciFi (not the SyFy it is now) literally had me glued to the couch for hours. I also grew up on anime like Cowboy Bebop, Rurouni Kenshin, Gundam Wing, and all Miyazaki films. They’re huge influencers, mostly towards fantasy, but movies like Steamboy sparked interest in historical and science fiction, too.
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