Oh gosh, let's see...about me...*ponders*
Well, I'm a writer and biology professor which is kind of a cool mix if you actually think abut it. The human body and natural world in general is full of inspiration for a writer. Some things are good and some...not so good ;) I often wonder if I scare the heck out of my students when I get off on a tangent about an idea for a new short story or scene for a work in progress.
I am the proud pet parent of one cat (Oreo), a packrat (Rose Tyler), and a bearded dragon (Madame Vastra). Total nerds like myself will realize one of those things isn't like the other...
My love of scifi and fantasy has been around since I was a kid and watching Star Trek episodes with my dad.No one can overact like William Shatner and I adored the man and all of his shenanigans. The love continued with the Next Generation but rather than the captain holding my interest, a certain meddlesome omnipotent alien stole the show for me.
I admit I have an addiction to the live streaming option on Netflix and have wasted many a week marathoning the likes of Sherlock, Doctor Who, Merlin, a myriad of nature documentaries, and forensic science shows.
You can find all my books (Portals of Destiny series, Adventures of Alexis Davenport series, Eli and Ava Novels) on Amazon and Barnes and Noble as well as the anthologies featuring some of my short stories: Battlespace (military scifi), Orange Karen: Tribute to a Warrior (fund raiser), Ancient New (steampunk/fantasy), and Horror in Bloom. You can find samples of my novels as well as some unpublished short stories here on WattPad. Always love hearing from folks so leave a comment and let's chat!
If you want to see what happens in the mind of a biology writer with access to a computer, come hang out with me on my website: http://shay-west.com/
- JoinedMay 1, 2014