And I write with dogs wrapped around my feet. I get to wear sandals or bedroom slippers to work, and old, comfortable clothes. When the weather is fine I get to write on my back porch. I love summer.
I started getting published when I was 12, studied journalism at Northern Illinois University, then went to work as a news reporter...eventually for Scripps Howard, where I managed their Western Kentucky bureau. Getting itchy feet, I moved to Wisconsin and went to work for TSR, Inc., the then-producers of the Dungeons & Dragons game. I dipped my itchy feet into the fiction pool and wrote Dragonlance novels for several years.
I've written three dozen SF, fantasy, and adventure novels, more short stories than I care to count, and has edited magazines and anthologies.
But now it's all about mysteries...thrillers, suspense and uncozy-cozies. I had to change genres 'cause my feet were itching again and I needed to do something different.
I attend game conventions--as I am a geek about boardgames and rpgs, work as a mentor for graduate-level writing students, and toss tennis balls for my cadre of dogs.