Born and grown in Illinois, chasing toads and snakes and stag beetles and barn cats with bloody knees in a dress. Worked for The Man. Always a writer, secretly, on the side. Figured out how to go to college and grad school. Figured out how to become a writer by trade. Worked for The Man, writing this time. Figured out student loans are for chumps. Worked for The Man, writing marketing copy. Discovered that The Man didn't understand much about marketing copy.
Started doing DarlingClandestine. Enjoyed astonishing success, for which I am immensely grateful. Stopped working for The Man. Moved to a cattle ranch in South Texas with my bibliophibian-map geek-historian-game journalist-cowboy poet husband. Got a dozen chickens and named them after the marketing staff at my former job. Once again bloody-kneed. Still chasing toads and snakes and stag beetles and barn cats. Still wearing a dress…
- Joined March 13, 2008