Meet Blue Stasz - this is my pen name since I discovered that my first and last name usually cause some spelling trouble I was born and raised in Germany and moved to a Dallas suburb in April 1998. My husband Tony (who is from England) and I share our home with two dogs and four cats. I speak and write fluently American English with German accent, garnished with some Yorkshire colloquial. My German has got a bit rusty over the years, but is still helpful when swearing under my breath. For a living I work as Web Content Administrator for a beauty products supplier; for a passion I took up writing, which always has been a secret aspiration. I've written a few short stories so far and I maintain a blog, all just very recently. I'm working on some projects right now and I'm hoping to find some inspiration and good discussions here in this forum while I'm pursuing my writing journey. Some of my other interests include reading – my best birthday present ever was the Kindle DX I got from my husband about a year ago – our pets, gardening, watching movies, cooking, spending quality time with family and friends and a computer game once in a while.