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My Introduction

    • 4 posts
    April 19, 2018 1:19 PM MDT

    Okay, Thomas Weaver...You're right. We need to do this.

    My name is Amy Lehman. I write under the name Kiera Collins. I have a BA in Journalism with an accidental minor in English. I have had many writing jobs including journalist and technical writer and have written for a couple of online magazines. I have finished one novel (more than once - same novel) and am in the process of editing it. I plan to meet with an editor at a writer's conference in Wyoming in June so I am trying to have it all ready to go. I have another novel half written and too many other ideas to even mention. 

    I am the mother of three grown children, a grandmother of one with another expected in October and have a small zoo of animals that live with me and my husband. I spent my entire life living in Pennsylvania and New York until three years ago when my husband and I moved the entire family to Idaho. We even brought my elderly mother along on the adventure.

    My goal is to have Weapon sold this year so I can move on to other projects. I would also like to work on getting a few short stories published though short isn't really my thing.

    • 1 posts
    April 19, 2018 5:41 PM MDT
    My name is Stephen Trolly. I'm a fantasy novelist from Ottawa, Canada. I graduated with honours from college with a degree in Professional Writing and Advertising.
    I've been writing fantasy for almost a decade now, since I was in my early teens.
    I'm working on two different projects, both fantasy. Two different series that are as much political as war-based.
    I like the advantage of being self-published, but I am still looking for a proper publisher.
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    April 19, 2018 6:33 PM MDT

    *takes deep breath*

    My name is Thomas Weaver, and I'm both a fiction writer and line/copy editor.

    I'm not good at introducing myself; I never know what people want to know about me, if anything.

    Nevertheless, I'll make an attempt at an introduction: I'm a gregarious hermit (one of the great things about the internet is that I can interact with people without having to make eye contact), I've been a fiction writer (published and everything -- I even got paid once or twice) since the late 1980s, and I've been a professional editor (as opposed to doing it for free on peer critique sites) for more than a decade. I have an identical twin (in case you ever wonder what I mean by clone-sibling) who writes science fiction novels. I blog a lot about the mechanics of writing (more-or-less daily "Writing Glitch" posts) and sometimes about other topics related to writing fiction, including my/our "process," such as it is.

    (I don't use nearly this many parenthetical asides in my fiction -- practically none there -- but I use them rather often in certain blog posts. Just thought you might want to know that. :-) )

    A few years ago, author Gregory S. Close interviewed me, and you can find my answers to some common (and not-so-common) "tell us about yourself" questions there:



  • July 2, 2018 5:29 PM MDT

    Ahh! Look what has appeared. Thank you Lucinda. Will this one work for me? Lots of lovely choices above, so I'll try out my born-again Intro. I've put on my LinkedIn account -

    So why is Christine wearing a big red hat?
    "I'm glad you asked," she replies. "I'm a Red Hat Ladies group member and proud to be working diligently at Growing Old Disgracefully. Years of good behaviour have certainly earned me more than seven decades of life so far, but could I have had more fun with a larger dash of misbehaviour? Maybe not then... but most certainly now.
    I am a writer, farmer, wife, mother, grandmother, rescuer extraordinaire and memoirabilia freak, who enjoys laughing at myself even more than at Life and the rest of this beautiful world's inhabitants."
    Then she adds, with a droll grin (which helps immeasurably to creating upwardly mobile wrinkles), "Betcha glad you asked?!"


    • 1 posts
    July 3, 2018 2:50 PM MDT

    Hi, Christine!  \(^◡^ )

    And the rest of you, if you're still around. Whoa...I see what you meant about the tumbleweeds. *brushes cobwebs off shoulder*

    Is there another introductions forum in the paid section where people are actually talking?  ¯\_(ﭢ)_/¯

  • July 3, 2018 6:52 PM MDT

    Hallo there Akje,

    Checked the emoticons but there's nothing funny enough to show how I'm laughing.

    Wonder if I can add one of my little HackerGirls from FB?  Here goes -

    Hacker Girl waving

    Yes-s-s-s, I can!

    Well, she's a waving one but super smile as well, hey?

    If Lucinda can get the Chat room functioning one day, that'd be good. But think that may only be for the paying guests, not us poorpers!.  By the way, I'm an aged pensioner. What's your excuse?

    Think I'll go and investigate other Forum places we could hang our hats!

    • 4 posts
    July 13, 2018 7:50 AM MDT

    Hi everyone. I check in at least once a day during the week. Sometimes on the weekends. I wish there was more activity. I am interested in participating if anyone has any ideas. :)

  • July 13, 2018 9:50 AM MDT

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Amilcar Hernandez but everyone calls me Aumi. I am a retired Computer System Engineer from USAA (United Services Automobile Association).

    I took my first breath of air in Monterrey Mexico sixty-four-years ago.

    I severed in the military for six years. I’ve lived in Harlingen, Austin, San Antonio, and currently live in Eagle Pass, Texas.

    I have never written before so this is all new to me. I am currently working on two projects. I am going through the painful process of self-editing my sci-fi novel and half way finished on a how-to book of one of my lifelong hobbies.

    I am hoping to learn from you fine people and hope to share what I know with you.



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