#Boostmybio – About the Author Page

Did you know you can follow me on Twitter?  Perhaps even on Instagram? Or maybe even the dreaded Facebook? Did you know I suck at all forms of social media? Well, now you can follow me on those platforms and find out!

For now, let’s get on to the ‘about me’ part of this page.

My Superpowers

I have several superpowers and the promise to gain several more.   Why settle for a single power?  Superman doesn’t, so neither will I.

  • Chemical engineer by day
  • Big Pharma will eventually grant me Sith Lightning
  • Filled with redneck ingenuity
  • A few redundant organs*
  • Not currently diseased

*Not all are still in me


I was born and raised in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, walking distance from the Tennessee border.  I hunted, fished, and tended the garden to help my parents provide for our family, but I loved every subject in school.  I knew my way out of my small community was through academics.

I then went off to college, became a chemical engineer, and married a nuclear engineer.  I lived near San Francisco for 4 years, and I hated every moment until I gave up and moved back to North Carolina and got my PhD in chemical engineering.  I follow a pescatarian diet for environmental reasons but don’t enforce it on my dog, Hector.

Some of my Favorite Things

  • AUTHORS: Isaac Asimov, Robert V. Remini, Ann Leckie, Arthur C. Clarke, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  • BOOKS: The Foundation Series, Ancillary Justice, Fire Sea, All Systems Red, the Andrew Jackson trilogy, and ALWAYS have to love Watership Down
  • MOVIES & TV: Puella Magi: Madoka Magica, Battlestar: Galactica, basically all Star Trek but especially Deep Space Nine and the last 4 seasons of Voyager, Man in the High Castle
  • VIDEO GAMES: Portal, Mass Effect, Fallout, Civilization V, Disco Elysium
  • MUSIC: Disco and Classic Rock; Rod Stewart is and will always be my favorite singer
  • HOBBIES: Dungeons and Dragons, video games, blogging
  • FOOD: Sushi (sake nigiri is my favorite of all), spinach in salads, zucchini, wagashi


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