It's difficult, writing about yourself. You have to strike that balance between being modest and convincing people you're cool enough to spend hard earned money on your books.
I've always been a story teller, gathering words around me to share with friends about the weird, wonderful things that happen in the world around us. It helped that I was born in Taiwan, the only daughter of parents who would make sure I saw the world before settling down in a small Southern town. Not that the small Southern town was boring. Anyone who's ever lived in one knows the opposite is true. There's a richness to a small town, a knowledge you don't get from a big city and it's all fodder for stories, whether supernatural or 'normal' in nature. Near Midnight is definitely supernatural and reflects my mother's love of all things different. Nobles Island is a product of life in a small town, the life my dad wanted and a 'normal' that's not quite that.
As for 'About Me,' I've led an eclectic life. Public schools, military schools, universities and colleges. Friends who've made me laugh and cry and propped me up when I couldn't stand to do it myself. Family that has broken my heart and made me stronger. It's all in the stories. They are me. My heart, my imagination, my flaws and imperfections and things that make the people who matter love me. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I loved writing them.