As far as writing is concerned, I call myself the poster child for persistence. Songs of Power, the first novel I sold, was the 5th novel I'd written. When it sold I was working on novel #13. The next to sell, Navohar, was #12, and the next, A Matter of Profit, was #9. The Goblin Wood was #6, Fall of a Kingdom was #15. You get the picture.
My personal life? I was born in Denver in 1958you can do the math. I'm single and live with my mother, brother and sister-in-law. I used to be a part time reference librarian for a mid-sized public library, but in the beginning of ’05 I achieved a writer’s dream and quit the day job. Librarian turned writer is a very schizophrenic statewhen I try to urge people to buy my books, I have to beat down a lifetime of professional reflexes demanding that I tell them to check them out at the library instead.
I enjoy board gaming and fantasy gaming, both table top and live. But
my favorite thing to do is the decadent version of camping my mom and I
practice. We have a pop-up trailer with a fridge, a sink, a stove and (if
electrical hookups are available) a space heater, heating pads and a toaster.
Our motto is "No unnecessary work." We don't cook, we don't wash
dishes, we don't...you name it. What we do is spend all day, every day,
reading and hiking and reading some more. Camping is the only time I can
get in enough reading. Well, I take that backwhen it comes to reading,
there's no such thing as enough.