I’m a Manx West Virginian* insomniac. My short stories have been published in ezines, anthologies, and fantasy magazines. I helped create the “Toxic Avenger” and wrote parts II and & III. For the sake of my sanity (such that it is), I study Tai Chi Ch’uan, Qi Gong, and yoga. When I was young, I assisted my dad in his magic act. As an adult, I’ve been a waitress, factory worker, and welfare worker in northern Appalachia; I catalogued tribal arts for Sotheby’s and worked in Margaret Mead’s office before she died. I have two grown children, two granddaughters and three grandsons. I’ve lived in NYC for more than half my life: Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Brooklyn and now Harlem. For the last ten years, my husband and I have been watched over by the ghost of a loyal Australian Shepherd (the dog version). At heart I’m pretty much a slacker who enjoys teaching my grandkids “weird stuff.”

* OK, though I spent some time in West Virginia, I didn’t actually grow up there. I grew up across the border in Western Pennsylvania, but it’s all northern Appalachia anyway.