I grew up reading Fantasy and Scifi, and watching too much of it. I adored classic artists like  Piers AnthonyRobert A. HeinleinClifford Simak . Marveled at modern marvels such as Orson Scott Card, and Kevin J. Anderson, just to name a few.
I am an animal lover, as my books reflect. I am a role-play artist on Second Life as Layla Woodget, if you ever wish to stop by.  And I belong to a local writing group Entropy, which I more fun than it has a right to be.
I temper my writing with my passion for real world issues. Following in the footsteps of Ayn Rand in Atlas Shrugged, I try to impart a message or shed light on an issue but never let that override the story. I have to much respect for a good story to commit a crime like that.