This is where I'm supposed to tell potential readers something about myself and there's a problem with that. I have to become someone very different to write. I've been an 80 year old widow living in Evansville, Indiana, a twenty something girl who grew up in the backwoods of the South, a university history professor, a smooth talking Frenchman, a Chinese immigrant...and even a Catholic nun. As these characters I have been very human and very inhuman (and inhumane as well). In real life, I'm none of the above (except human); I'm a writer, whether the story is highly technical or just entertaining.
Mostly I'm a teacher who grew up with a love of science and the English language. These traits have defined me and have served me well. I look forward to graduation and I look forward to the beginning of a new school year with all its challenges. I don't inject much of myself into any of my stories. Let's just say I'm a public school teacher in the sciences and let it go at that. The stories are much more important than the person who wrote them in any case and I don't want who I am to influence how they are read.
One personal thing about me though: I don't write because I love to write--because those who write simply because they love to write will never write anything that anyone will ever pay to read. Writing for the reader is what I do and I have to be good at it if I'm to expect anything in return.