Minneapolis, MNUSA 55401
June 16, 2012
I write in a variety of genres and subgenres. I’ve completed nine novels, including a fantasy set in Medieval Paris, five urban fantasies, a detective novel set aboard a generation ship, a steampunk adventure yarn, and a mystery featuring a rugby-playing map librarian. Most now rest in my trunk, but I am a querying writer. Although none of my fiction has yet to see print, I’ve been featured as a guest blogger on the QueryTracker website.
I'm hoping to broaden my horizons a bit. I have some good first readers, but I'm hoping to expand my pool. Experienced eyes are hard to come by. I've had a lot of success querying and getting full manuscript requests, but I haven't yet gotten past the next hurdle. My hope is that other writers working in a similar genre might see weaknesses and issues that I haven't spotted, and that I'll pick up some new techniques and insights. And while I've still got a lot to learn, I've picked up a few tricks over the years that might help others.
A lifelong reader of sci-fi, fantasy and mysteries, I'm originally from the Southwest. I've sold everything from liquor to luggage. I've spent a lot of time in academic and public libraries, earning money doing something I'd do anyway.