Hello! My name is Alison and I just may win an award for the least creative screename! But that's okay, simple will do just fine. I am from Washington state, newly married, and my hobbies include playing the bagpipes, piano, baking, and the obvious - reading and writing. I read everything I can get my hands on, although my favorite genre is literary fiction. I write primarily general fiction with a touch of poetry on occasion. I graduated from college in 2005 with degrees in psychology and English/creative writing. I have a "real job" that unfortunately doesn't include much in the way of creative writing or psychology but it pays the bills! I look forward to being a member of these forums, they seem fantastic. Thanks!