An avid, eclectic reader with an “inquiring mind,” I love ideas, debate, and language (my license plate frame reads “Synesthetes for Sesquipedals”). And I particularly enjoy looking into the psychological/emotional aspects of characterization. I’m a big Lost fan.
After reading the first three Harry Potter books in 1999 to see what the fuss was about, I was hooked. In 2002, I began reading and then participating at HogwartsProfessor.com, where I’ve contributed guest posts; I also participate at John’s Twilight blog. At those blogs and here, I’m making inroads into the literary education I missed.
I was a professional graphic designer/artist/writer. In the last 20 years, I’ve been a community activist, serious Bible student, and worship planner/leader, and did Greek/English word transliterations for a friend teaching New Testament courses at a Kiev seminary. My husband Richard and I have lived in beautiful Spokane, WA, for 24 years. Our cat, Casey Rose, is my avatar.
I’ve been a lifelong writer (and then editor) of everything except fiction; for the last decade I’ve written commentary columns and features for our newspaper, The Spokesman-Review. In 2008 I copyedited John Granger’s book, The Deathly Hallows Lectures.
Butterbeers all around!