I live near a seaside village in Oregon, in a tiny cottage in the woods, near a place that looks suspiciously like the entrance to Twinkle Dingle. I share my home with an anthropomorphic badger, and two inter-dimensional cats. Fortunately they are all housebroken. I am the co-founder of an international online writing forum. I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo since 2006, and although the sub-genre changes, I have always written fantasy. My biggest literature loves are fairy tales (and retellings), mythology, Arthurian legend, and anything with a firm grasp of the absurd. When I grow up, I want to be a fairy godmother – but until I figure out how my magic wand works, I will write fiction. It’s basically the same thing.