Author and Curator
Write it down.
I’ve always been interested in capturing the moments. I could tell you when and where I went to college, how old I am, (I think by now I identify as ageless but I do need a good moisturizer) or where I worked up until now but that doesn’t really matter to me, so it shouldn’t to you. I can tell you that I am fascinated by people. Some I adore, and some, well, not so much, but I do consider myself an introvert who loves to observe humans in their natural habitat of life.
I do love to capture the moments that matter. I started taking pictures at a very young age, but I wasn’t very good at it, so I just wrote it all down instead.
I’m thirty three, I went to the University of Tulsa, graduated with a degree in psychology and then off to graduate school at the University of Oklahoma with a master’s degree in library and information studies. I was a librarian for 11 years, but now I’m a writer and not, not not, a pretentious jerk face, but really, I do like to live in the here and now.
Who I am, as defined by the ones I love.
There are a few people who define me and I’ll let them because they are my whole world. I am a wife to the greatest husband. You’ll find a little bit of him in all the love stories.
I’m a mother to the most beautiful soul on earth and he brings me insane amounts of joy I did not know were possible. You’ll find a little bit of him in every hero. This photo was taken in the catacombs. He is pretty fearless.
Who I am as defined by me
Who knows? Only the Creator, but I can tell you what interests me.
Food and wine
I cook all the time and look for new, interesting wines. I like to recreate dishes I have while traveling. Recreating the meal recreates the moment for me.
I love to visit haunted locations. They hold so much history.
I did not spell that right, I’m sure, but I love curiosities. My first visit to a curiosity shop: I was nine and in Santa Fe, New Mexico and this strange little shop had a bit of everything including a jackalope. That’s a jackrabbit with antelope horns. A desert Fiji mermaid if you will. I have been fascinated with them ever since.
My favorite shop is Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle. It’s rad.
The very first libraries were these collections of art and curiosities called the “Wunderkamer” or wonder cabinet. All of my books are wonder cabinets of sorts. I collect things from my travels and put them into my words and put a cover on. That was clunky but that’s my MO.
I’m an okie, born and raised. Phantom Elements is set here, and so am I. This state has so much natural beauty and so many problems, how could it not be a setting for comedy, tragedy, horror, and anything generally strange and gothic, which is pretty much me. I say y’all sometimes. My husband says howdy.
See everything you can
I travel a lot. I like to see everything I can while I can. There will be a day when I cannot. Or will there? I stay curious about things like that. This page my change. I change a lot. Who knows.