Friday, September 2, 2011

A little about myself

I'm excited to meet all my new followers and fellow campaigners. My bio on my site is short. Perhaps I should tell you a little more about myself.

I'm a proud mother of a 16 month old genius. In my mind, he's a genius because he likes to dance to the Jeopardy theme music. I'm a happy wife to a geek who's my best friend and fellow adventurer. We live in a cozy little house in southern Indiana. I love watching the fireflies in the backyard at night. A skunk sometimes naps under our shed and my son thinks it's a cat. He almost pet it the other day.

I'm a Canadian who married an American. It was a very long and exhausting process. I miss Canada, but I love my husband more. We were married in Las Vegas by Elvis. The video still makes me laugh.

I chose to stay at home with my son. I believe it's one of the best choices I've ever made. It isn't easy. In fact, it's the hardest thing I've ever done, but it's worth it.

If I could be a professional student, I would go to school for the rest of my life. I love learning about everything. I have four degrees. I went to college at seventeen with the idea I might want to go into law enforcement. I've always had a strong sense of justice. I got my Law Enforcement degree and then on to my Creative Writing degree while I worked. Realizing that a physical job in law enforcement wasn't right for me, I went back to school. I got my next degree in Sociology and continued on to get my Honors in Philosophy. I wanted to study Ethics. I would have went on to get my Masters and Phd, but I couldn't get enough in grants or scholarships to continue on.

I've always been an avid reader and writer. I write short stories in several genres, but my novels are all paranormal romances. I love talking/reading about writing, but I'm terribly shy in real life. I'm working on that part, though. It's great to have the internet to meet all sorts of wonderful and talented writers. I can't wait for the Campaign to start. I'm nervous, but it will be a great adventure.

Have an awesome long weekend!

13 comments:

  1. I know the Canadian national anthem. :) I grew up on the border -- WNY / Fort Erie / Niagara Falls.

    Very cool that you were married by Elvis. Maybe if husband & I ever renew our vows, we'll do that.

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  2. "A happy geek wife to a fellow adventurer and best friend: - Christine, in my household we call that maritial bliss!!

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  3. M Pax, I went to university in St. Catharines which is just beside Niagara Falls. The Elvis thing was a hoot! All our friends and family are spread out over the continent and couldn't come together in one place, but everyone could watch the ceremony live online. :)

    Alex, truly it is!

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  4. thats an awesome story!
    glad to have you in our country and welcome to the mama club =)

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  5. I too married a geek and he made me realize that I was a geek too! I'm also shy in real life, but that's what's great about the internet. It's easier to not be so shy here.

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  6. I miss seeing the fireflies in my backyard. That's what you get for moving into a city.

    I'm also very shy in real life. It's only around the people I'm comfortable with that I start talking.

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  7. I love the Princess Bride. One of my favs. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Tara, thank you! I'm happy to be part of the Mama club even when he's fighting taking his nap as he's doing right now!

    Sarah, that's great! I knew I was a fantasy geek before my husband, but he uncovered my gaming geek.

    Sabrina, I'm the same way as you. Even then, my role is usually the listener.

    E. Arroyo, the Princess Bride is an awesome movie!

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  9. Hooray for The Princess Bride! What a lovely bio of yourself. :)

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  10. LOVE The Princess Bride.

    it took me like two years or more to settle into staying home with kids, but I wouldn't have traded it for anything. Even though we drive old cars, and vacations are camping trips - but not too far, gas is expensive . . .

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  11. Love hearing about you Christine! I have a two year old that loves to dance too! :)

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  12. It's always wonderful to meet fellow fans of The Princess Bride! :)

    Jayne, thank you!

    Jolene, that's our life too. We only have one car for the moment, though. We might not be able to go on a trip to Europe, but watching my son grow up is a journey I do not want to miss.

    Amy, that's great! Dancing is so much fun. :)

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  13. That's a lot of degrees. Let me count mine, first of all I got a degree in biochemistry, then I got post-graduate qualification in biochemistry, libray studies, and museum studies. Boy, i loved studying. Work, meh, not so much. Oh, I also did some open univesity degree courses (by mail). I find that writing now consumes my desire for study and learning new things, thank goodness.

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