What to say about myself... Well, I'm a writer in the southwestern portion of the United States, sharing my home with three dogs (Raj, Gomez Adams, and Zuni) and a bearded dragon named Jinx. I'm fascinated by the mythology of ancient peoples and with storytelling in general and have loved writing since I was a child. As a result, I am obtaining my Master's degree in Southwestern Archaeology. My first excavation was in New Mexico on a site that had been occupied from the Late Archaic (around 500 BC) to the Formative (AD 1100).
How does archaeology and story telling fit together? Well, I grew up with a mother who loved antiques and old cemeteries. Every time she'd get a new object, she'd sit and make up stories about what the person who first owned it must have been like. Or she'd lead us through graveyards, searching out the oldest headstones just to ponder who they were and how they lived. So, I inherited both a love of old things and the stories they tell us about people from her. And as humans, whether we realize it or not, we attach meaning to objects and places. Sometimes, we assign them power because of an event or person associated with them. And that's really what archaeology is all about -- discovering the stories that the objects and places we leave behind tell.
When it comes to both writing and my reading preferences, my genres are fantasy and horror, and I often write stories that are a blend of the two. I'm currently working on building a fantasy world in which my novel and all of my stories are set. The short stories and novellas you'll find here are part of that mythology.
Note: The background image was created by Shaliara (http://shaliara.deviantart.com).
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- JoinedApril 10, 2016