After blogging for a year and a half, I guess it’s time I shared a little about myself for those of you who kindly read my blog. So, here goes:
I’m a mature blogger (read ‘older than dirt’ – okay, perhaps not quite, but certainly not a debutante any longer). I started writing fiction about two or three years ago. It was quite dreadful – trust me. Hopefully, I’m improving with each story I write.
I live in Southern Pennsylvania with my husband, “Mr. Loveton,” and three miniature dachshunds. Both Mr. Loveton and the dogs are forced to listen to me read aloud each story I’ve written before I post it on my blog. They are saints. No, actually they are hostages.
I commute each day into Baltimore for my job as an executive legal assistant. While I’m immersed in the world of contracts, my mind often wanders far afield. The results of those wanderings appear on this blog under the ‘fiction‘ tab. I hope you’ll take a look.
I love sports, and am a rabid Orioles and Ravens fan. None of my family members like to attend games with me. I’m a very vocal Orioles fan; I’m an even more vocal Ravens fan – I bleed purple! And I scream a lot. 😀
I adore the music of Frank Sinatra. His songs are the soundtrack to my life. That’s not to say that I don’t enjoy other artists and other musical genres, but Frank’s definitely The Man. Throw in some Billie Holiday, some Ella Fitzgerald, spice it up with some Janis Joplan, and I’m a happy trooper.
Besides sports and music, I enjoy the theater. I subscribe to the Baltimore theater season at the Hippodrome, and I try to go to New York at least once a year to see a few shows. I think I must know the words to most of the Broadway musicals ever written! Okay, slight exaggeration – but only slight. 😀
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been an avid reader. I’ll read anything and everything: suspense; mystery; horror; science fiction; biographies; even the occasional romance. My favorite author is John Steinbeck. Stephen King is a close second. You’re probably thinking “Steinbeck and King? What a strange combination.” I don’t think so. They both explore the motivations of the human heart. Steinbeck does so in a way more traditional than King, who utilizes horror – but they both get to the same place in the end.
There’s probably lots more I could say, but why bore you? Instead, I’ll ask that you visit me often. I promise to try to entertain you with some short stories and provide some book recommendations along the way.
One day – if I can find time to do this – I intend to provide a list of all of my stories here, along with a link to them. It’s a project for the future.
For now, thanks for visiting with me – and don’t be a stranger, okay?