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I responded to all early injunctions to 'put down that book/notebook and go outside to play' in the same way – by climbing up into trees to read and write. Such quirkiness of spirit has led to an eclectic publishing journey, spanning genres to include mystery, action-romance, paranormal, franchise, and a slew of essays and short stories.
After all that, I mostly still prefer to hang around outside my New Mexico mountain home with the animals, riding dressage on my Lipizzan and training for performance sports with the dogs. I don't believe so much in mastering the beast within, but in channelling its power. For good or bad has yet to be decided...
My first published fantasy novel, Dun Lady's Jess, received the 1995 Compton Crook/Stephen Tall award for the best first book in the fantasy, science fiction, and horror genres. When I'm not writing, I build webpages. If you'd like to find out more about me, please visit my website or find me on Facebook or Twitter.