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I write mostly science fiction and fantasy. It calls to me. I started with more literary stuff [as I'm quite enamored with Jane Austen, Hesse, Tolstoy and Thomas Hardy], but a dude with a jet pack and blaster kept yelling at me, "Hey you! Over here. Remember your awe for Dune and 2001?" Oh yeah. Vonnegut and Bradbury, too.

I call the Pacific Northwest home, a truly amazing place. If I have to stay on this planet, this is where I want to be. I dream of seeing other planets, so often peruse NASA and the like as some of the photos are close to being there - especially from Cassini and the Mars missions. Looking forward to what New Horizons and Juno will turn up in 2015.

When I watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon as a kid, I became fascinated by space and what's out there. I even tried Tang and freeze dried ice cream. Fortunately, I found Pine Mountain Observatory to scratch that itch where I docent as a star guide every summer. Working at the observatory is fantastic and I love every awesome second of it. It and where I live inspire the words I write.

I share my home with my two cats and the husband unit. All love sci-fi. A great night is gathering on the couch to watch an old sci-fi movie. My one cat seems to have a crush on Spock. The pointed ears maybe?

I also have a slight obsession with Jane Austen. She's awesome. Just can't get enough of the novels and movies.

The Tumbas novelette to be published in 2012, Wandering Weeds [Hall Brothers Entertainment]. Also coming in 2012: The Backworlds, Stopover at the Backworlds' Edge, The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear, The Augmentation of Hetty Locklear.  

Semper Audacia, Plantgirl, Translations, Small Graces published 2011. Beacons awarded 4th place in 2009 Literary Harvest writing contest sponsored by Central Oregon Writers Guild. Published in 2009 edition of Literary Harvest chapbook.

 "Buffalo Burgers" published December/January 2010 issue of Taste of Home Healthy Cooking and Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2010 Annual Recipes cookbook. ISBN# 978-0-89821-763-6 Cool! And Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook 2011. ISBN-10: 0898218403 Member and Blog Director of Central Oregon Writers Guild. Visit my website: www.mpaxauthor.com

Author Platform and Building a Blog Presentation at the April 2012 Guild meeting.

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