About Me

I live in southeast Wisconsin on a small farm with my husband, a handful of Australian Shepherds, Her Royal Highness Princess Fionna (the cat) and assorted livestock.  Growing up as the youngest daughter of a librarian, I spent more time between stacks of books and secluded away in the dusty archives than was probably even remotely normal.  With so many characters and ideas spinning in my head, I had to get them out onto paper or risk what little sanity I possessed.  (Try being the youngest of nine children and see how sane you stay.)  I have been spending my free time sitting in front of some type of keyboard or another since I was a kid and got my first typewriter.  It wasn’t even electric.  Before that it was pen and paper, which I still resort to from time to time.  I have published a few poems and non-fiction articles, but my real passion is fantasy and urban fantasy.

When not writing I train and trial working Australian Shepherds, paint, dabble in photography, graphic design and anything else creative my assorted muses send my way.

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  1. Limebird Writers has nominated YOU for a Versatile Bloggers Award. Congratulations! – http://limebirduk.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/limebird-writers-are-versatile-bloggers-huzzah/

    December 15, 2011 at 3:49 am

  2. myemilyrose

    Hi!

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    January 3, 2012 at 5:46 am

  3. Hello! I hereby nominate you for the One Lovely Blog Award! You can find the easy terms at http://jmmcdowell.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/one-lovely-blog-award/

    I enjoy your blog!

    January 19, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    • Aw, thanks! 🙂

      January 20, 2012 at 5:08 am

  4. Hello, I have now nominated you for the Sunshine Award! As I’ve said before, I like to share blogs with others who might not have found them yet. If you’d like to join in the fun, you can find the details at http://jmmcdowell.com/2012/02/02/versatile-sunshine-7-x-7/

    Have a great day!

    February 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    • Yae! Another award. 🙂 Thank you. I will get to it this weekend. I think I have a couple to catch up on.

      February 3, 2012 at 4:52 am

  5. Hi there, thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 I’m following you now, as we have similar interests in literature. All the best for finding an agent!

    April 11, 2012 at 6:16 am

  6. Good luck! 🙂

    August 3, 2012 at 6:08 am

  7. Pat

    Hi, would like to nominate you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. Hope you will accept.

    August 7, 2012 at 10:37 am

    • Honored. 🙂 What are the details?

      August 8, 2012 at 5:12 am

      • Pat

        Hi – you’re asking the newbie here – but I think you thank and make a link/reference to me on your site, say 7 new things about yourself, and nominate between 5 and 15 bloggers for the award.
        It is a bit of fun, very informal, so don’t worry if you can’t manage it for a few days.
        Just a way of socialising with other bloggers and promoting yourself.

        August 8, 2012 at 6:30 am

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  9. Yay! I love that you love fantasy! And wow. You are versatile!

    April 24, 2013 at 8:30 am

  10. You are awesome. So awesome that I nominated you for the Shine On award: http://lmarie7b.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/shine-on/

    May 12, 2013 at 12:16 am

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