According to family legend, I learned to read at age three by perusing Archie comics. (I loved Jughead the most.) As a child I read anything with words—magazines, books, comics, and cereal boxes. I wrote my first bona-fide short story in sixth grade, about a feminist and a misogynist watching the destruction of Earth from their spaceship. After that foray into SF, I tried my hand at mystery, horror, and teen romance. My medical mind pulled me into clinical laboratory science, but I continued to write short stories and YA novels. I have a novel (currently available) and have published in numerous anthologies.