I grew up in Texas, though I was born in Canada. I've been trained as a social and political psychologist, worked as an educator and radio reporter, and I'm currently a writer specializing in science and medicine. This lets me attend all sorts of amazing scientific conventions for free and get paid to write about it!
Most of what I read is nonfiction, but I'm also a Sci Fi and Fantasy fan, and I follow modern and postmodern fiction too: Iain Banks, Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Raymond Carver, James Joyce, William S. Burroughs, Jeff Noon, and others.
I'm an absolute music fiend. While my collection of more than 10,000 pieces of music was in storage during my move to Vancouver, it felt like an amputation.
Other interests include : International news, politics, gardening, and hotel bars. I dabble with a bit of visual arts and music performance.
I am a very quiet guest and prefer a good bit of privacy, but I can be social in small groups. I especially like to cook, dig in the garden, and enjoy live music and other arts with others whenever I get the chance.