Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. – Isaac Asimov
I’m a twenty-something fantasy and science fiction novelist. Stories are important. They’re an escape, a release, a joy. It’s always been my dream to chase ideas down and put them into concrete words. In other words, I’m socially awkward, stuck in my own head all the time, and adore a good pun. I love gaming and TV, reading (obviously), movies, and music. The long walks on the beach we can skip. Galveston’s… kind of warm.
Currently, I’m undergoing enlightenment at University of Houston, where I hope to get a creative writing major.
While science fiction is where I started professionally, I originally was a fantasy-centric writer. But worry not! Fantasy is still a great love of mine, and there are many plans to get some fantasy series produced within the next couple years. Promise.
Anne McCaffrey: Dragonriders of Pern series, especially the original three books.
Robin McKinley: The Blue Sword. It was the second fantasy book I’ve ever read and the one book I’ve read more than ten times.
Tolkien’s The Hobbit. I’ve yet to actually finish his Lord of the Rings trilogy, though I’ve watched the movies countless times and they do count as big influencers.
Dune by Frank Herbert was the first science fiction novel I ever read. Not long after, I watched the 80s film adaptation and then SciFi’s mini-series version.
Because these were my foundations, I quickly gobbled up all fantasy and, over time, science fiction movies. SciFi (not the SyFy it is now) literally had me glued to the couch for hours. I also grew up on anime like Cowboy Bebop, Rurouni Kenshin, Gundam Wing, and all Miyazaki films. They’re huge influencers, mostly towards fantasy, but movies like Steamboy sparked interest in historical and science fiction, too.
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