Nicknames: Henny, Spider Monkey
Kids: Yep I’ve got some spawnlings 😊
Where do I live: Little bitty blink and you miss it town in Indiana
Day Job: I unload semis and manage freight for a living.
Tolkien and Shakespeare will forever and always be my first literary loves. The Hobbit was my first introduction into the world of fantasy and reading in general as a very small child and sparked my need for adventure.
From there I found Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, Pratchett, Asimov, Shelly, Poe, Tolstoy, Austen…the list just kept growing. I was always a voracious reader. I would read anything I could get my hand on. I’m still rather like that today. Some of my favorite stories tend to be older high fantasy. Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, Wheel Of Time, The Twins Trilogy, Discworld just to name a few. In the recent years I’ve added Harry Potter, The Witchlands Series, The Conquerors Saga, Red Rising and the Nightside Novels to that list of all time favorite books.
If I had to pick a favorite genre fantasy would certainly be it. There’s so many subgenres that you could never get bored. Though I do enjoy historical fiction and many classics a great deal as well.
Something else I have come to love is this amazing Bookish Community. Seriously, these last couple years I have met so many brilliant people and made so many new friends I can't believe it. Plus all the opportunities I've had to work with publishers and other companies to talk about books and fandom merch have been so much fun. It's not something I'd ever thought I'd have the chance to do and I hope I get to do more of it in the future.
We all know I'm a huge bookworm but what else do I like to do?
I have a wide variety of hobbies and interests. Though now that I’m older I prefer to lean more on the creative outlets. Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Embroidery, Baking and Photography. I have dedicated a decent amount of my life to ventures in Mixed Martial Arts and weapon fighting/ historical reenacting. (I spent nearly 20 years as a steel weapons reenactor.) I’ve also built houses, blacksmithed, worked as a teacher, seamstress and a head baker.
I’m also a huge geek. My whole family is. We love to cosplay, play video and table top games, watch movies together, go to conventions and collect Funko Pops.