I'm a pharmaceutical copywriter. I write the materials pharmaceutical reps use when they're selling to physicians.
Tell us about the event or Meetup you host or are planning to host.
I currently host the On-the-Spot meetings, and am about to start a Wonderbook workshop, to work through the book about writing by Jeff VanderMeer.
How did you get involved with BSFW and which events do you attend?
I started BSFW almost 9 years ago when I couldn't find a critique group in NYC that you didn't have to already be a professional writer to attend. I go to as many groups as I can, but regularly (as work allows) attend a short story group, a novel group and the writing hangouts
What have you found most helpful about this writing group?
Truly professional-level critiques, first and foremost. But also a fantastic group of people I love to hang out (and nerd out) with!
What stories have most influenced your writing style?
Too numerous to mention! But Neil Gaiman, Brandon Sanderson, Sam J Miller and Daniel Jose Older most recently. Anne McCaffrey, Charles de Lint and Peter S Beagle if you set the way-back machine.
How do you find time to write?
Mostly, I write on my phone on the train on the way home from work. Sometimes on the way to work.
What are you working on now?
Re-defining my style. Also, a third-world fantasy about magic as a form of possession.
- Sustenance, published on BuzzyMag.com
- The Path That Splits the Oak Asunder on Kaleidocast
- Thirteen Nails, in the Impact anthology
If you could submit a story to your dream anthology what would it be about and who else would be in it?
The Ghosts of Everything - with Amal El-Mohtar, Sarah Pinsker, Charles deLint, Sam J Miller, Cat Valente, Daniel Jose Older, etc, etc.