I love thresholds, and portals, and passing through them. Places where you’re not quite here and not quite there. Or in other words, liminal spaces. To me, this is where potential and opportunity wait for the unwary passersby, and I really enjoy placing my characters in these places and seeing them revealed for who they truly are and can be.
Nature and myself have an intimate relationship, and it’s key to all my writing, running through my novels like the fractal veins of a watershed. And since I believe that nature includes our place in the universe, astronomy and quantum physics and cosmology inform the structure of my fantasy worlds.
I’ve taught English to high-schoolers, citizenship to immigrants, sustainability to college students. I fell in love with cities and all that they could be in my masters degree in city and regional planning, and I’ve written articles for publications as varied as Dog Fancy and Colorado Gardener and Graduating Engineer and Computer Careers.
I have a thirty-seven-year plus love relationship with my same sex partner, and together we’ve moved in eight-year cycles from Tucson, Arizona, to Boulder and Denver, Colorado, to Atlanta, Georgia, and finally to Silver City, New Mexico. Our next stop is probably the Pacific Northwest; after that, who knows?
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