I'm a reader, a writer and an illustrator. Once I used to write a lot - mostly pretty cliched or generic fantasty, then I dabbled for a time in furry fiction and pokemon fanfiction. I thought they were pretty good. Indeed, some are still up on fanfiction.net and fictionpress.net. Then I had a dry spot for about 5 years, in which I devoted most of my time to creating artist trading cards and drawing New Zealand wildlife and other illustrations. Now I'm back into writing again. I recently completed a short course on "writing for children" which was most motivating, if not entirely teaching me a lot I didn't know. I think it did improve my writing style. And in November I completed my third succesful NaNoWriMo novel. I am just undertaking a final edit and completing the illustrations before publishing it via CreateSpace. This year has been a big year for me too, I got married and experienced a 7.1 magnitude earthquake (in two separate, entirely unrelated events). I'm only mentioning it because after about 6 weeks of no note-worthy aftershocks, we suffered the third noted (although I'd swear there's been 5) one since midnight on Christmas. It is now 5.35 in the morning. This brings our aftershock tally up to somewhere over 4000. So if anyone has any questions about what being in an earthquake feels like, you can ask me. We've experienced magnitude 2 (so small these often go unnoticed), 3, 4, 5 and 7. but not 6. Which I guess is something. Also if anyone needs an illustrator to draw birds, beasts or almost anything - I'm available for commissions. Cheers Angela "LemurKat"