I am a rare human (of my generation): A person born and raised in LA.
I moved to Iowa 20 years ago, of my own volition. Some might say I was running away, but I believe I was running toward.
I have worked in a number of industries: investment banking, commercial real estate, legal, nonprofits, financial & insurance services - and I've owned 3 companies of my own including a national pet food brand.
I'm an animal lover (no surprise there - most writers are). I like the special ones. My last furboy was a paralyzed pit bull. My current furgirl is a blind ball-obsessed Aussie/husky/GSD mix.
If I ever get "rich" (not likely since I tend to give my money away pretty consistently) I want to open a writers & artists retreat in Colorado, where creative types can live & work for free in exchange for caring for special needs & hospice animals. There might also be a nursery on the land. Gotta make a profit to run the joint. Wink wink.
The first book I sent to agents was a romantic comedy. I got very good feedback: I do funny well, and I do - er, write - sex well, but not so much on the "romance" bit. So now I just mess with people.
I don't like pizza, beer or ice cream. I do like sushi, tequila and cherries.