The short is that I’m a bi-coastal babe, born and raised on the East Coast, moved to the West Coast, now residing and presiding over the Pacific Northwest. The slightly longer is I went to college in Santa Cruz, California. Then I tried to be an actor in Los Angeles, which was a totally foreseen disaster. Then I moved to the Bay Area, did an internship at Chronicle Books, became a theatre publicist, and sang in a blues band. In 2008, I fell in love with a human (M Fox) who was practically living in a box with no towels and subsisted off of graham crackers and applesauce. In 2011, I married them. In 2012, they became a Very Important Person in a Very Important Company and we moved to Seattle. In 2014, I gave birth to twins and started my own theatre company. In 2017, I came out as nonbinary.
Interestingly, I REALLY wanted to name this blog “One Classy Broad,” which fits me better (even as a nonbinary person I have Big Broad Energy), but I decided on dame and I guess I’m stuck with it for now. But just so you know, I use they/them pronouns and I do not consider myself femme. Basically, please note that anything written before 2017 was before I came out and so I refer to myself as a woman because I was still under the impression that I was one (surprise!)
I love foxes, performing on stage, going to theatre (sometimes reviewing it), wine, cooking, and eating. Tamora Pierce and Terry Pratchett are my heroes. I write YA fantasy and will post a few samples. If I get a single comment about the irrelevancy of “genre writing,” your ass is grass (I may or may not have some PTSD from college creative writing workshops).
Also, Rarity, then Fluttershy, for those who were wondering.
Also also, here for the Slivovitz? Welcome!