Thursday, March 18, 2010
All About Me Day, Starring Glam!
This feels so narcissistic. To make myself feel better, why don't you tell me about yourself in the comments! What do you write? And what are you currently working on?
If you don't read my other blog, The Innocent Flower, you may wonder why the heck my name is Lady Glamis. Let's just say it has to do with Macbeth and my husband and nothing to do with being glamorous at all. I won't waste your time here with the explanation. If you're truly interested, take a peek here.
I've been writing since I was ten or twelve, and wrote my first novel when I was fifteen - about a teenage girl who hates her mom and gets kidnapped by jewel thieves. My second novel, written shortly after, is about a young woman who gets entangled in fish and corporate bio-terrorism, and my third novel, written only recently, is about a 50-year-old spy trapped between murder and love and lots of butterflies. My protagonists keep getting older, my plots always strange...
I've always wanted to write novels, but in college I focused mainly on poetry and short stories, both of which have taught me a great deal about writing well. I'm also a photographer greatly annoyed with my lack of funds to buy better equipment. You can view some of my photography work here.
As for writing, I've been published in the University of New Mexico's national literary journal, Scribendi, 2002, and was also given the staff poetry choice award for that journal in that year. I've been the editor-in-chief of my own university's literary magazine. I've won awards for my short stories at the collegiate level, and I'm recently putting forth my short stories into the literary market for publication. I've had one accepted so far to the Rose & Thorn Journal, which you'll be able to read on April 15th in their Spring Issue. If you'd like a taste of my fiction, I have a story up on Simon Larter's blog, Constant Revision, that you're welcome to read, titled "The Threshold."
I like to read and write in a wide variety of genres, especially literary, and have recently been dabbling in a screenplay that involves three different genres, including paranormal. My next piece of long fiction, starring a fairy tale character, is historical fantasy with elements of magical realism. I'm really enjoying experimenting right now, and hope all of you stick around to see the results!
I currently reside in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, graduated with a BA in English, and hope to one day meet Dr. Malasarn and Mr. Bailey when I take a trip over to the coast. That will be an interesting day, indeed!
I don't want a puppy.