I am a freelance writer whose true love is science fiction and fantasy. What inspires me most are the ideas behind the tales, the worlds and speculative elements. This is the reason I don’t write contemporary fiction. Of course, beyond original ideas, it’s the characters and their troubles that draw me in and keep me glued to my seat, whether in reading or writing.
At the moment, I have one fantasy story in a DAW anthology. It’s published under a slightly different byline—my original name, minus a G. You may view more details about the book, The Dragon and the Stars. My story, Papa and Mama, appears on page 266.
Other than this, I’ve written several non-fiction books and articles—all old-fashioned, paper publications. Except for one food business book, all my other books and articles were commissioned by companies, individuals, as well as universities. They include business-related books, corporate commemorative books, science articles, etc. In the course of my work, I’ve interviewed numerous individuals, from real estate agents to Nobel Prize winners. Sometimes I also help people edit or rewrite their books and have copyedited many books for a science publishing house. I won’t list any of my non-fiction publications here, since my focus for this site is fun writing.
My other hobby is travel photography. You can view some of my photos here. I am, however, very behind in uploading my more recent photos.
I’m a graduate of The Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop, commonly just called Clarion. Also, I’m a member of the Codex Writers’ Group, an amazing community of pro and neo-pro SFF writers. In our private forum, we discuss writing, help each other brainstorm stuff, exchange story crits, and sometimes also participate in our very own story contests.
In case anyone’s curious, I have bachelor of science degrees in Food Science and Food Industry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Nothing to do with writing.