Author has written 4 stories for Family, Nature, and General.
clinical chemist. 30ish. ethereal. enthralled. married.
General interests: writing, web graphics/site design, pointless research that only serves my personal knowledge, medieval torture devices, Vlad Tepes, history of anatomy/medical practice/surgery, psychopathy, psychology, Roman/Greek/Celtic history, thanatology, toxicology, cemetery photography, glamour of Hollywood's golden age, classic horror, b-rate horror, classic lit, ren faires (registered wench of the local 69 guild Sterling Forest, NY), music that doesn't suck.
Music influences my writing when darker, naughtier things are not running through my mind.
I began my venture into writing when I was 13, starting off in the music fan fiction genre, the first sad attempt was with a certain mullet-headed country singer in it, then I stopped because it was horrid (and I quickly realized he & most country music was lame).
In high school I picked back up with basing stories around bands, and had posted a few stories here when band fanfiction was still allowed. They developed quite well, and from 2000 - 2002 I worked on changing the stories over from band related to fictional characters. College got in the way of finishing much of what I'd started, and since then I've accumulated at least 20 unfinished works & 10 finished poems.
Currently the main areas I tailor my writing to are the American antebellum period, the golden age of Hollywood, the supernatural, & Renaissance Europe. I've written a few drabbles & jumping points based on the Harry Potter series as well as Twilight. They'll most likely remain drabbles because I've been out of practice a very long time. I have an account on FF.net under the same pen name I have here.
I have a great love & admiration of the great classic authors Hawthorne, Dickens, Hardy, Wilde, Milton, Alcott, & Bronte. If you'd like a real good brain exercize, I recommend the following: Homer, Dante, Ovid, Virgil, Voltaire. Please spend time at a library finding all you can about them. Actually, just spend more time reading! Support your local library! Anyway, more recent and contemporary authors I enjoy are: Anne Rice, Stephen King, James Patterson, Phillipa Gregory, Tess Gerritsen, Caleb Carr, Chuck Palahniuk, Kurt Vonnegut, & Ernest Hemmingway. I prefer poetry that is abstract & epic, mostly because I cannot craft a rhyme to save my life.
My favorite book by default (being the first epic book I read, it holds a special place in my heart) is Gone With The Wind- I consider myself a wannabe Southern Belle. I love oddball anthologies, historical fiction, & satires. I collect books about the Bubonic Plague & Vlad Tepes.
Currently I am reading: I, Mona Lisa by Jeanne Kalogridis, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jeykll & Mr. Hyde, & something else I can't remember.
Musically, I'm obsessed with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds at the moment. Other bands that I concider inspirational are Dead Can Dance, The Cure, Deine Lakaien, AFI, HIM, The Doors, and whatever my Last.fm player suggests to me.