A life-long sci-fi and fantasy geek, I got into writing because my elder sisters wrote. Despite finishing stories when I was a child, I never seemed to finish them when I got older. I think the first year I participated in Nanowrimo helped break me from that habit. Though I have yet to finish Saurian - my first attempt at Nanowrimo. (I did plan on finishing Saurian, but it was packed up during a move and remains out of reach in the dark pits of the place known as Storage. LOL) I have, however, finished other stories.
I work in sales, though I have a side job as a freelance cake decorator. I wish I could do more cake decorating and less 9-5 but that hasn't worked out. So I carry my notebooks to work, and write on my breaks instead. (Because you can't exactly cake decorate on 15 minute breaks at work. Too much stuff to carry from home, and much more in danger from hungry co-workers. ~_^) I also write poetry, and enjoy mixing it into my stories.
My favorite authors are an interesting mix of modern and old; serious and comedy. Michael Crichton, Christopher Stasheff, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. With the latter's Pellucidar topping the list as probably my favorite book ever. I collect old books - some you've probably never heard of - and enjoy them alot. I've been complimented that my writing style is unique, and would wager a guess it's my love of old authors that makes it so.
I don't have kids or a significant other. I do have several BJDs whom I delight in spoiling rotten. (For further evidence of that check out wojiantianshi