I’ll tell you the truth right now. I hate writing biographies. I’ll talk about myself all day long, but I don’t know what to say when I have to sum up.
I can’t tell you when I started writing, because I don’t remember any more. I know that by third grade, I wanted to be an author. I know that in college, my writing professor asked me if I really wanted to do this for the rest of my life, and I replied that since I went a little crazy when I stopped writing, it only made sense to try and get paid for it.
I know that my writing life changed dramatically in 2012, when a friend recommended John Scalzi’s You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop To a Coffee Shop, which introduced me to the revolutionary idea that you could do writing that gets you paid in order to support writing that is art. I embarked on a career in freelancing. Two years later, I was doing well enough that I could afford to quit my day job. And here we are.
My short story “So Quite New A Thing” was published in Circlet Press’s Like a Trip Through The Mirror early this year. “Telling Bedtime Stories” will be available in For Play, an upcoming anthology from Cleis Press. My Quickie with Ellora’s Cave, Sweet Mistake, releases on October 10th.
The rest, I guess you’ll learn as I do.