Introductions like this always give me pause. I'm not really sure what the appropriate combination of personal factoids to give is, so here's what I've scrambled together for lack of an actual answer: 1. It took me a day and a half to figure out that the intermittent squeaking I was hearing was my fan, not yet another bird directly outside my window. 2. One of my favorite self-promotional facts is that I've been barefoot in six countries. 3. One of my other favorite self-promotional facts is that I own somewhere between 30-40 pairs of shoes. I don't like wearing shoes, but for the occasions that require it, I have options. 4. I love letter writing, and written correspondence shows up in just about everything I've ever written. 5. I also love drawing, and actually have an art degree. I have drawn pictures of my characters for as long as I have had characters. My introduction to my favorite character and name-sake, Diluvian, was him demanding to be drawn. One of the projects I've been working on and off on for the last several years is a multi-genre piece that involves me drawing and designing everything from police records to coupons. 6. I refer to everything, eventually, as playing. Life is too short to take everything seriously. By this statement I mean I will actually say things like "Do you want to come play yoga?!" 7. I lead a life of many tiny mischiefs. 8. I really enjoy copy editing. No one knows why. For a more direct, normal, writerly introduction: I have done a lot of collaborative novel writing, and a lot of straight forward on-my-own writing. I tend to consider myself a surrealist. I like lyric writing, and romance writing makes me queasy. I am drawn to dystopian and "gritty" scenery: I like my castles dirty and my people imperfect. I'm interested in character and character development, and the psychology behind relationships. The project I'm currently re-working is an old collaborative piece. It's set in a semi-medieval fantasy world. This was most certainly overkill. If you read through everything I just typed, thanks.