I'm a work-from-home mother of four kids. For online purposes I call them Kiki, Link, Gleek, and Patch. I'm married to Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary fame. In addition to the online comic strip, we also publish Schlock Mercenary in print. We've also published a collaborative project with Tracy and Curtis Hickman, XDM: X-Treme Dungeon Mastery. More Schlock books will be forthcoming. I do the layout work on the books as well as managing all the accounting and shipping for the cartooning business.
I am a writer. Most of my writing can be found on my blog www.onecobble.com I write science fiction and fantasy short stories as well as essays on life and parenting. My first story sale was to the Ages of Wonder anthology published by DAW. Another story is available at the e-zine Lorelei Signal. In July 2008 we released a children's book that I wrote called Hold on to Your Horses. More details can be found on the Hold on to Your Horses website.
We are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. You may hear this religion refered to as "LDS" or "Mormon." My religion is incredibly important in my life, but many of the ways that it is important to me don't get discussed in this public forum. Some things are sacred and should stay that way.
When I'm not managing business stuff, "Mommying," writing, or managing our household, I garden, bird watch, read (mostly fantasy & sci fi), sew, and occasionally find time to sleep. Most of the hobby activities have not been given much time or attention for the past few years, but I'll get back to them someday.