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I hate writing my biography. I either sound crazy, arrogant, insecure, or all three. It's like sitting down at a wedding and being asked by a perfect stranger, "So tell me about yourself". My mind always blanks and I'm left with the following:

I'm the daughter of Keith Devlin, the mathematician best known for being The Math Guy at NPR. And Janet Devlin, internationally published playwright. Her recent work has been in Greece. Much earlier her Radio plays were produced by the BBC.

I was born in the UK, as was my sister. My brother is American.

I got my degree in Communication after bouncing around six other majors. It is a great field of study but you only get out what you put into it, so it is not as well regarded. As far as I'm concerned, I learnt a great deal. And it gave me an advantage in working with web technology, so I can't complain.

I've traveled in two continents and 8 countries (technically 11 but I don't remember three of them) - lived in four of them. Combined I've taken residence in one converted monastery (I was little), one rural village, 13 cities and one home only defined by the county. The latter is my favorite, but alas I do not live there now. However I feel I have the best I can for now so I'm grateful. I've gone from the UK to CA, to ME, back to CA, to the UK again, Back to CA another time, to CO, and back to CA yet again. I'm like a yo-yo when it comes to California. I'm not sure I recommend it. But it does mean I have lost track of the states I've seen in between.

I've done things I remember fondly, and I've done things I'm not proud of. And my opinion on which is which is varies with my mood. I am openly Bipolar I, and you can find some commentary on that under "Other Works”.

I've had more jobs than I can count, possibly more than Tad Williams, but not for as long. As a result I've met lots of different kinds of people. Thanks to Facebook, I keep in touch with many of them. Currently I work as Social Media Manager on a conractor basis - enough to get the bills paid while I work on editing my completed novel, and pushing forward with book two.

Other then that? I've done stuff and been places. And oh yeah, I write.

Last updated July 31st, 2016


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