I’m a stay at home mom to two young kids in elementary school. They’re the biggest goof-balls of love and joy and curiosity and silliness. I’m their chauffeur, their source-of-hugs-for-bonked-knees, their homework study buddy, their ballet coach, their Tae Kwon Do practice target, their primary preparer of nutrition, their fashion consultant, their bedtime-songs-and-kisses-goodnight, all in partner with my husband. Many years ago, Dad was in a devastating accident where a car hit him while he was riding his bicycle. He broke several of his cervical vertebrae and had extensive surgeries on those and more major injuries. Though he will live with chronic pain for the rest of his life, he’s fully recovered from his injuries now, and is an avid runner, gamer, programmer, geek and all around brilliant partner and my love.
I’m also a writer in my spare time. I’m passionate about science fiction and fantasy, and have had several short stories published in anthologies and online magazines. You can read more about my writing life at DeviousDwyer.com.
Prior to having children, I lived in New York City for eight years and worked on Wall Street after graduating from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in Dramatic Literature, Theater History and the Cinema. I completed a Master’s of Education from the University of Minnesota several years later, and spent most of my professional career before children working as an Instructional Designer and Learning Technologist.
I currently live in the Washington, D.C. Metro area in a happy little lucky house that’s walking distance from school and the library, right around the corner from Gramma, just a hop skip and a jump from our sweet downtown where we watch music on the Town Green in the Summer and go sledding in the winter, in a neighborhood where kids bicycles are piled high on friend’s front lawns after school, and our neighbors ring a cow bell to call kids home for dinner. It’s a pretty swell place and a pretty amazing life…if I can just keep my shit together.