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"I hope I wrote the truth. It is important to know the truth, because so soon what I write will be all I know." ~ Gene Wolf, Soldier of the Mist

I like to think of myself as an 'artistic generalist.' I'm interested in the artistic process, as applied through various media, and I practice in various media, learning by doing. A key to art is observation: see what is before you, feel what is within you, hear what comes to your ears, notice what there is to be noticed.

From the time I could read I did: fantasy, fairy tales, science fiction were my favorites, but I also love a wide variety of other books, including romance and mysteries.

I write (urban fantasy, paranormal romance and middle grade stories). I have two published novels. 'Wonder Guy' through Lyrical Press, the digital first imprint of Kensington Books, and 'Spirited' through Champagne Books. Also through Champagne, I've published my Team Guardian novellas - urban fantasy adventures with a strong dash of romance, the third of these is scheduled for release in October 2014. And I've independently published two collections of my Fairy Godmothers' Union short stories. All about the stories here: Dreamspell.net.

Through Final Draft Partners, I help other independent publishers produce their books, doing covers and book formatting on a freelance basis.

My father was an artist and I followed in his footsteps, but I choose my subjects from the fantasy stories I love; you can see samples of my artwork at my portfolio site, www.dreamspell.net. There's also a link to an online version of 'A Discordian Coloring Book', which was first published back in the early 80s; a second edition is now available through CafePress.com

I also do some professional illustration, web and graphic design, and sell 'book jewelry': fine art bookmarks hand-crafted with ribbons and a variety of semi-precious stones (www.dreamspell.net/crafts/)

I love singing, and I participate in Rise Up Singing and Filk singing circles in the Twin Cities area. I think 'Trees on Wheels' is a good name for a band.

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