I am a Christian who happens to: Write Tolkien-style high fantasy novels; Love horses, dogs, dragons, and hedgehogs; Run around in the woods wearing a cloak and waving a sword like Don Quixote (also known as LARPing-- Live-Action-Role-Playing, for the uninitiated); Sew and design doll clothes; Raise dragons in my spare time; And might be an Elvish princess in a parallel world. Yes, I just might be a little nerdy. Pets: A small, fluffy dog, two guinea pigs, and the flock of dragons that has overtaken my desk. Favorite books: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien; The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan; The Circle Trilogy, Thr3e, and Blink of an Eye by Ted Dekker; Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte; The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater; The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins; Janet Lee Carey's various fantasy books; the Young Royals series by Carolyn Meyer; and the ever-awesome Redwall series by Brian Jacques.