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Are you a writer, reader, or other industry professional
I am a full-time professional author and writer.
If a writer, are you published, pre-pubbed, or self-published?
I've had 12 nonfiction books traditionally published since 1991. I am a writer/author first and foremost. The topics are a mixed bag but I write a lot about forensic science, criminal law and entertaining.
As a writer, what type of stories do you Write or Read?
Obviously I read a lot of nonfiction books for research, especially when I am working on a book of my own.
Right now I am doing a ton of web writing. I am Home and Living Examiner (National) for Examiner.com and have many articles pertaining to the home: home decor & interior design, home maintenance, garden, landscaping and the outdoor home living like patio, barbecue, etc.; there are shopping tips, recipes, party information, and lots more. See: http://www.examiner.com/x-702-Home-and-Living-Examiner
Mystery, suspense and thriller in fiction. Biographies, how-to, self-help and reference; along with special subjects in nonfiction.
If you're an industry professional, tell us a little about your area of interest.
I am a trained forensic artist (capable of making a bust from a skull and eyewitness-type drawings) and belong to forensic science professional organizations so I read a lot of crime, forensic science and criminal justice stuff.
Entertaining is important to me and I have written two party-games books so I love anything about interactive parties and events; how-to, etc.
I raised a capuchin monkey for Helping Hands (Ziggy is a helper-companion for a quadriplegic) so I read anything about monkeys and great apes.
Love anything to do with interior design and the home.
How did you come to know about WRDF?
Received an email from Judith announcing her blog.
What is your first impression of our site?
Looks like somewhere I could have a home page, meet other writers and readers and exchange info about books and the industry.
Reviews for Starquest: "The lovely, lovely descriptions never slow the action, but manage still to convey emotion and carry the narration forward. This is an incredibly original tale, and for all the science fiction trappings is truly a classic quest for love...” 'Snapdragon 'LONG AND SHORT REVIEWS~ "If you are looking for action, danger, romance, and love the science fiction then look no further than Hywela Lyn's futuristic romance, Starquest!";Denisse, THE PEN AND MUSE ~ "This is a wonderfully written book that will keep you on your toes and end with a big smile on your face. An adventure no other, this is a book that you don't want to miss big time." Amylove, WRITERS AND READERS OF DISTINCTIVE FICTION
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