Hi! I’m Kristen, curator of this little bookish blog. I’m glad you are here and I hope you enjoy your visit. Please feel free to poke around and comment. I love discussion!
About me – I’m a medievalist by study, a geek by nature, and a hopeful bestselling author waiting to be discovered. My goal in life is to live in a cabin in the woods with no one else around for miles, where I can just read and write. As long as I can get the internet and Amazon delivers there, I’m good. I adore medieval holy women, even though I’m an atheist. I just think they’re fascinating. My favorites are Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, and Margery Kempe.
As for my geek nature, all things revolve around Star Trek in my world. My first fanfiction was Trek. My first ‘ship was P/C. I even got accepted as one of the contributors to the Strange New Worlds 2016 (Star Trek)! I was reared on sci-fi/fantasy, so all other fandoms are fair game as well. Firefly, Dr. Who, The X-Files, anything similar are beloved and food for discussion in my house.
I’m a single mom by choice and my daughter is amazing. She is the joy of my life. She already reads well above her grade level. She loves sci-fi, too, and she dances hard to Emilie Autumn. I think I’m doing something right.
In my professional life, I work in central administration at an online university which shall remain nameless. I also teach for them, mostly fairy tales and folklore, world mythology, Shakespeare, and literature of the fantastic (AKA, Sci-fi/fantasy). I write weird stories and submit them wherever I can, often under a pseudonym. I write book reviews for the Historical Novel Society and Discovering Diamonds. Sometimes I do the Twitter and Instagram things, too. Or you can contact me using the form below.