I'm a longtime author of fiction and nonfiction, with many varied interests and a penchant for curious and serendipitous lore. I'm always looking for the silver linings in the clouds. A pragmatic romantic, that's me. I began life in the urban northeast, but currently reside in the rural southwest with my best friend (and husband) Rob. :-)
Off-the-cuff and Off-the-wall! An eccentric collection of articles, essays, and science-fiction that begins with the insightful (or possibly insane) musings of propellerhead Rob Riser. What is a propellerhead? You’ll find out in “Propellerheads-iconoclasts” (aka “Pi”). From there, if you dare, move on to “Einstein Was Light…er, Right?” (which features a real life UFO sighting) and “Don’t Let the Gravity Get You Down” followed by “Tai Chi and the Science of Bowing a Fiddle” and “The Selfless Ones.” Then, if your brain hasn’t exploded yet, you’ll be all set for “The Robin Flies Again,” a shiny new space opera vignette from the warped imagination of Mimi Riser (who’s still wondering what spawned the holoid). Sound strange? It is! But it’s all in good fun--a wild and wacky bunch of reading that’s sure to put a smile on your face and odd ideas in your head.
I was an odd child and I never outgrew it. This comes across as pretty obvious in the books I write today. I often do comedy because that's the way my mind works, but my stories aren't exactly fluff. You'll find dark threads woven among the light and universal themes underlying it all. I mix genres, push boundaries, and entangle my characters in outrageous scenarios and twisted plots--but somehow they always manage to fight their way free to happiness by the end. And they often surprise me by how they do it. I laugh and cry and learn with them on their journeys, and love them all--even the villains (sometimes especially the villains). But I can't make it easy for them, or they'd miss their chance to surpass their own limits and become heroes. I weave tales not just to entertain, but also to inspire. I believe in love and laughter, heroism and happy endings, so that's what I write.