Birthdate? July 17, 1961
When did you start writing? In 7th grade. That would be approximately the Dark Ages.
When and what and where did you first get published? This is my first fiction sale! I have published poetry, but that was over 20 years ago.
Why do you write? I can't think of anything else I'd rather do. Writing is very fulfilling, in a very challenging, head-banging-on-desk sort of way. Especially when it's over and you ship your baby off for rejection, erm, publication.
Why do you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy? I love asking, "What if?" and mining the result for worldbuilding ideas. Taking these idea threads and creating new worlds, new vistas, new societies is the best fun, ever, like an amorphous and evolving puzzle.
Who is your favorite author? Your favorite story? I'd have to say that I don't have a favorite, per se. I do have favorites, like Dune by Frank Herbert, Sunshine by Robin McKinley, God Stalk by P.C. Hodgell, and Michelle Sagara's Elantra Chronicles. But, really, it depends upon my mood.
What are you trying to say with your fiction? I like to have my stories tread the gray areas of life. I like to torture my protagonists with being both right and wrong and having to determine (frequently with mixed results) the most acceptable solution to a knotty problem.
Do you blog? Where? I blog as Writtenwyrdd at http://writtenwyrdd.typepad.com
If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say? "Wait! Wait! Just let me finish this paragr--"