March 7, 2012
Most of what I write is fantasy, often for a young adult audience; my most recent NaNoWriMo attempt, however, was a feminist dystopia inspired by women's lot in Classical Athens. I love anything to do with fairy tale and mythology, and often use folkloric imagery in my poetry as well as in my fiction. I have had one poem published in the anthology Nothing But Red, and an academic article published on sex, beauty, and aging in Classical Greece and Rome.
I am one of those writers who is better at starting pieces than finishing them or, even worse, revising them. I attend a free writing class at the library on Thursdays, which is good for getting me writing every week, but there is a nothing but positive feedback rule, which doesn't help us deal with criticism or polish our work (it's more of a process writing class than one focused on results). So I would like to get involved with a group with more emphasis on critique and publication, and if it addresses the particular needs of writers of speculative fiction authors, so much the better.
I am a lifelong geek and academic who has recently stepped back into my creative writing to make up for my current creatively uninspiring job. I love to read all genres of fantasy, some mysteries, historical and mainstream fiction.