Professional writer since 1989. Author of the IN THE REALM OF THE GODS series and the SUZIE crime novels. But that's not all: screenplays, short stories, fantasy, mysteries, varied nonfiction, and even chick lit. Crazy, but highly reliable. Can fix about anything.
Also highly skilled at caregiving from long experience.
Most memorable event?
I'd say the most startling event of my life was the Greensburg Tornado in 2007. The house was ripped apart around me. I was buried in the wreckage, but strangely, the wreckage wasn't my enemy, but my friend. It kept my late mother, her two cats, and me alive by holding us fast against the tremendous screaming winds of the tornado. And then, silence. No sirens, no rescuers, just silence. I dug us out of the wreckage. Eventually, after a seemingly endless time in that silence, setting my poor demented mother in a salvaged chair and digging out the cats to set them in their carriers beside her, help arrived.
Second most memorable event?
My year-long battle with cancer. There is a part of human existence hidden from us until we experience a serious illness and financial collapse. I have been enriched by the experience even as I have been crushed by it. If you want to help, here is my gofundme page:
Otherwise, a fairly ordinary creative life, full of day jobs.
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My personal site: http://www.rpbird.com/
Chris Worth and I started this a while back: http://espressostories.com/