Someone poked me *ow!* and said I should introduce myself. As my title indicates, I'm rather a fanatic about Anne McCaffrey and all of her works (not just Pern!), which is clearly illustrated by the two websites I have about her, plus a dedicated forum I host, plus an annual trivia contest I'm ringleading. (www.srellim.org/mccaffreytriad.htm
for anyone that wants to take a peek)
Other sff authors I enjoy include Elizabeth Moon, Katherine Kurtz, and Robin McKinley. Gosh it looks like I shun male authors, but really I don't! -- I love what I've read from Larry Nivel and Jerry Pournelle.
In offline life, I'm a professional mother of two-year-old twins. The pay is lousy, the hours are long, but the fringe benefits are usually good!