Writer. Photographer. People-watcher. Building-explorer. Terminal idealist. Itinerant magpie. I crawled out of the kudzu-wrapped deep South (US) to find myself living in the unlikely environs of the north east UK. I maintain an impressive collection of names, former addresses, and stories overheard on train platforms. I'm a true believer in the literary potential of genre fiction, zombies, and that there’s nothing sexier than blank pages wrapped in leather. I published a semi-autobiographical word-monster in 2011; I blog when I feel inclined to speak prolifically. I tweet somewhat more frequently. My future plans include a southerly migration in my continuing quest for the Sun (and an MA). I'm also rather fond of shiny objects, and just a bit catlike.