addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo



Cedar Park, TX
Hometown: Austin

Member since:

March 12, 2015

Who is your favorite author / screenwriter / director / etc?

It's always hard to pick just one, but a few of my favorites are China Mieville, Neil Gaiman, Charles Dickens, and Jane Austen. (clearly I have a thing for Brit Lit) But I like many diverse styles and regularly indulge my inner teenager with YA fiction. A few favorites there are Madeline L'Engle, Phillip Pullman, and Garth Nix.

Are you involved in any writing (or writing-related) activities you'd like to mention?

I do freelance writing occasionally - have written professionally - mostly tech writing, marketing, website/blog stuff. Years ago, I published a magazine with my work and others. I've been writing since I was about 8 but rarely does any of it see the light of day. I switched from stories to poetry to art to novels and everything in between along the way.

What genres / forms do you enjoy writing; Reading?; what would you like to try?

The things I'm working on now are magical realism in nature. Also YA - with a fantasy bent. Reading - just about anything. I alternate between mainstream fiction, urban fantasy, YA, and sci-fi mostly but anything is fair game. I have a particular love of things that bring in older mythology or fairy tales as I grew up on those. And anything involving time travel or alternate universes is right up my alley.

How did you hear about the Round Rock Writers Guild?

Jim Reader

OH, Yes -- and your favorite Treat? (any kind) Have a Goal you'd like to share?

I can be bought with dark chocolate or brownies. My goal is to finish at least one piece for submission to publication or self-pub. And then new goals will follow.


No introduction yet

Member of

  • This member chose not to make their Meetup membership information public.


  • This member chose not to make their interests public.

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy