According to the Concise Oxford Dictionary, I am a true introvert: a person predominantly concerned with her own thoughts and feelings rather than with external things. I’m not particularly fond of that definition, because it makes us introverts sound a bit selfish (which, for me, is only true on Thursday nights…don’t even attempt to communicate with me when Glee is on), but it does offer a good description of the way our brains operate. I often feel like I’m trapped and living inside my own head.
Biologically, I am extremely left-brained (logical, rational, orderly) but I have a deep inner yearning to develop my artistic, creative side. Creative people never cease to amaze and inspire me. I have a passion for art and for literature. Although I have lived and traveled in many parts of the world, one of my all-time favorite moments was visiting Florence to see Michelangelo’s statue of David. I was every bit as awestruck as I thought I would be. My favorite artists include Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse. In my spare time, I like to dabble with web and graphic design. Although I’m by no means a graphic artist (I reserve that title for people far more talented than myself), I find it to be a fun and creative outlet for that right side of my brain that flails around inside, desperately trying to be noticed.
I enjoy reading primarily as a means of entertainment and escapism. I find myself quite easily swept away by emotional reads, as I have a strong sense of empathy for both real and fictional people. Before venturing into the world of M/M Romance, my favorite authors were Anne Rice and Jean M. Auel. My favorites now include Jay Bell, Sara Alva, Jeff Erno, Eric Arvin, and Geoffrey Knight.
I try to always maintain a positive outlook on life, and when it comes to fiction, I love my happily-ever-after endings. They keep me hopeful and uplifted in a sometimes dreary world.