Jennifer Shumate

Psychic, fiction, March 1, 2008


Birthdate? 12/22/1978

When did you start writing? I started dabbling as a kid, but I didn't start writing seriously until about a year ago.

When and what and where did you first get published? This is my first time being published.

Why do you write? Most of the time, I'm really just trying to tell a story. I think that the literary bigwigs of the world forget that a writer's primary function is story telling.

Why do you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy? I started stealing my dad's science fiction books when I was ten, and it didn't take long to start forming my own ideas. I've always been fascinated by human ingenuity and our endless capacity to screw things up.

Who is your favorite author? Your favorite story? The Last Question by Isaac Asimov

Do you blog? No

Biography:
I live in Austin, Texas, with my husband and our fifteen hundred DVDs. My husband is always my first reader and my biggest cheerleader. In spite of my mother's best efforts, I was introduced to the joys of science fiction at a young age by way of my father's bookcase. I work in the IT department for Borland Software, where I get endless amounts of inspiration from my colorful co-workers. I am also a senior at Texas State University in San Marcos.