I call myself an unrequited erstwhile archaeologist because I've had spotty (and anemic) success in utilizing my anthropology degree. However, I've also considered myself a writer since grade school. I am currently working on a novel in the fantasy/time travel/adventure vein that I am hoping to finish the first draft this year. I live near Houston, Texas, w/ my engineer husband whose first courtship words to me were "thanks for the rocks," a daughter who is a far more prolific writer than me, a grumpy old man of a terrier dog, and a very offbeat Manx cat. I also write fan fiction, play with beads, and collect yarn and patterns for crochet.