Vita sine libris mors est (Life without books is death)
Who is Nocturnal Muse? Why, she's much like you!
I am an eclectic soul, a vibrant woman, devoted wife, proud parent, seasoned scribe, armchair philosopher, amateur metaphysician, tenacious survivor, life-long student, autodidact, bibliophile and introvert with quirky tendencies. I'm happiest at home writing, editing, reading, watching movies, gaming and spending time with my husband Paul. I am currently pursuing additional education in the field of Social Psychology. My Social Psychology Network (SPN) profile can be accessed here.
I've been a professional freelance writer, author, copy editor and writing instructor since May 1997. To date, my work has been published a couple hundred times as articles, features, interviews, columns and reviews. I was editor and publisher of the award-winning e-zine, Scribe & Quill, for over 15 years. It now continues as a group on Facebook, but I no longer publish the newsletter.
Besides books (which is obvious!), some of my favorite things include: slinkies, the color purple, hematite, Aladdin lamps, geeky stuff, science, documentaries, the Biography Channel, the Science Channel, Hammer horror films, Johnny Depp, Ray Harryhausen classic stop-motion model animation, the Brothers Quay, Egyptian musk incense, scented candles, haunted dolls, ventriloquist dolls, sock monkeys, Victorian furniture, chocolate, Earl Grey and herbal teas, Dr. Pepper w/a slice of lemon, coffee, mannequins, Samurai warriors, traveling, Europe, the Scottish Highlands, Manitou Springs arcade, divination, metaphysics, the philosophy of Baruch Spinoza, rosaries/prayer beads, genealogy, gypsy jazz, symphonic metal (Apocalyptica), classical music, Scotland, animals and the sublime beauty of Mother Nature.