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insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."
love that quote. It says so much about writers, eh?
that in mind, I hope you find something of my own insane
that appeals to you. I love all genres and write in
several. Writing goes back to childhood, but that's probably
true for a lot of writers. I composed
scripts for my dolls and wrote my own comics. While a
high school student, I wrote an essay that won third place in a contest
sponsored by our local PBS station. In the contest, we were
say who we'd like to see as historical characters on the program,
"Meeting of Minds" and why. Not only was I the only
winner, but I was also the only place-winner under
while teaching high school, I wrote the second year computer science
book for my students as none of those available at the
time were at the level I was teaching. As well, I designed
third year course. At the time, it was the only CS III course
receive state accreditation. So you could say I've
I've spent 18 years
educating people. Now I'd like to entertain them.
not sure which is the higher calling.
the amount of stress in the world today, the ability to relax and
forget the world is very important on so many levels. If my
stories or my dancing can help you escape the moment, then I've done my
job. If that doesn't work, try some tai chi.
the photo galleries. The link above takes you to my author
galleries containing a convention album, the 4 Redheads album and one
called evening gowns. The last one came out as a funny way to let
people know about my readings at conventions. Once, I had a
reading scheduled right before we were planning to go out on the town.
We had dinner reservations at a swanky place because some of
friends and I simply enjoy the full fine-dining experience.
due to time constraints, I attended my reading in a formal
gown. I had a packed room. It was very funn and
gave me the
idea for an advertising campaign. After the idea came the
shoot. The images in the "Evening Gown" Gallery are the result.
uploaded several of the pictures I liked along with three finished
"Reading Posters." The excellent photography work was done by
friend, a very nice gentleman named Stuart Jones. He is also
photographer and webmaster for his own site, Babes with Blades.
You'll find me there under the name Crymson.
wearing evening gowns at conventions was already part of the 4 Redheads
of the Apocalypse shtick. At least it is when all four of us
at the same convention. We've done "formal autographings" as
as a "Four Redheads Press Panel" in which the audience participates.
Although we hand out slips of paper with a press name, such as, "The
Hades Herald" and a question to ask the new horsewomen, the audience is
welcome to ask their own questions to which we reply in character.
Because War's character is the "ignorance is bliss" one of
four, adlibbing her comments is pretty easy. My fellow
Julia S. Mandala, Rhonda Eudaly-Simpson and Dusty Rainbolt have it
You'll also notice my husband has a page up above.
One of our common interests is a love of reading . . . and of
writing. Check out what's he's published.