A Northern California gal, M. K. Theodoratus has been intrigued by fantasy since she discovered the Oz books. She has traveled through many fantasy worlds since then. When she's not disappearing into other writer's worlds, she's creating her own alternative worlds -- that of Andor where demons of many forms stalk humans and that of the Far Isle Half-Elven where she explores the social and political implications of genetic drift on a hybrid elf/human people.
A sixth grade English assignment introduced her to story writing. The teacher asked for a short story. She got an incomplete, 25-page Nancy Drew pastiche which turned into a novel the next summer. Theodoratus has been addicted to writing stories happily ever after. Though I have several novels sitting in my computer waiting to be edited, I find I prefer to write long short stories or what Kindle calls, "short reads".
Visit my author website for story snippets and/or sample chapters of works in progress at http://www.mktheodoratus.com. As for social media, I can be found at my blog, Lessons from My Reading, and on Facebook [http://goo.gl/JIc13], Twitter, GoodReads, and Goggle+.