Welcome!

Welcome to all newcomers! I’m D.E. Atwood, but you can just call me D. because otherwise it’s a bit of an awkward mouthful.

I’m a writer of YA fiction, primarily with fantastic elements, and often including LGBTQ characters and themes. I’ll admit, I write the kinds of books I spent my teenagerhood looking for, because if I was looking for them, then I have to assume others were as well!

In my non-writing life I’m a mom with two kidlets (Chick who is currently 14 and my litmus test for fiction feasibility, and Boo who is 10 and dragged me into his tae kwon do life). I’m a systems administrator (fancy name for “pokes computers and servers into doing what she wants”) and a programming manager (which means I don’t get to write programs any more, just make sure my student employees do so). I love reading and music, and often take inspiration from the music around me. I love cats (mine is an extremely large orange tabby named Caramel). I adore my husband (Kevin, I’m sure you’ll hear about him, too). I enjoy cooking and especially baking. I’m a purple belt in tae kwon do (my husband is a green belt, and Boo is a black belt… Chick plays basketball instead).

And I kind of have a love affair with parentheses (obviously).

I’ll be talking about writing here, and life, and anything else that comes to mind. Settle in, pass the virtual plate of cookies (or veggies if you’d like to avoid virtual sugar), and make yourself comfortable. Ask questions. I’m glad you’re here.

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About D. E. Atwood

When D.E. Atwood was in second grade, she finally grew tall enough to see the shelf above the mysteries in the bookmobile. She discovered a rich landscape of alternate worlds, magic, and space and has never looked back from the genres of fantasy and science fiction. When she was twelve, she declared that she was going to be a writer, and share the stories that she saw happening all around her. She wanted to create characters that others would care about, and that would touch their lives, like the books that she read had touched her own life. Today she has combined her interests, creating genre stories about the people who live next door, bringing magic into the world around us. When not writing, D.E. Atwood is a mother (to two children and a cat), a wife, a reader, a knitter, a systems administrator, a roleplayer, and a music aficionado. Sleep, she claims, is optional.
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