If I had been born 10 years earlier, I'd be a Beatnik. Instead, I'm a Burner, as in Burning Man. I'm very liberal, and an avowed atheist. I love life, love to socialize, and really prize my friends. I'm a published writer who is a teacher for my day job. I enjoy travel, interesting dining experiences, going to parties, watching movies, going to museums, and exploring new experiences. I'll try just about anything once. My friends say that I am tolerant, kind, and have a big heart. I'm also well-educated, very well-read, knowledgeable about film, art, and 20th Century pop culture. I'm not a sports fan, though I do like horseback riding, bowling, shooting skeet, and hiking anywhere beautiful. I would rather watch paint dry than play golf. For my birthday this year, I plan to go skydiving. I've also tried bungie-jumping and parasailing. I'd do either of them again. If you want to laugh and be with a gentleman who's tall, nice-looking and romantic, then look me up. If I like you back, I'll make you dinner sometime and treat you like the goddess you know you are. Among my many writing credits are 6 Y/A novels, a book of short stories, comic book scripts, 3 graphic novels, magazine journalism, book and product reviews, over 200 interviews, trading card text, and much that is unclassifiable. I'm currently finishing a science fiction novel, with a horror novel on the back burner. I am a parent with one beautiful, intelligent adult daughter of whom I am immensely proud.