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Just for grins I thought it would be interesting to find out more about the writers here.

Here's mine:

Real Job: Engineering Consultant at HQ for a large retail company (Computer Dude)
Hobbies: Musician (written over 300 songs in multiple bands, home recording studio), Mountain Biking
Born: Renton, Washington (near Seattle)
School: Went to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, NM (majored in Computer Science, never graduated)
Live: Mounds View, Minnesota (just north of Minneapolis)

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Musician?  Me too!  I've got about 100 songs written and recorded.  Just got done finishing the music for my book trailers... and I'm on a blog tour and instead of just doing interviews about my book, I'm tossing up live recordings of some of my music too.

What do you play?
 

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Cool idea, Mike, we haven't done something like this in a while.

Real Job: Statistical analyst in medical/social/consumer research (Computer Chick)
Hobbies: Reading, writing, hiking
Born: Niagara Falls, NY
School: UNC-Chapel Hill (BS), College of Wm & Mary (MBA)
Live: Raleigh-Durham area, NC

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Musician? Me too! I've got about 100 songs written and recorded. Just got done finishing the music for my book trailers... and I'm on a blog tour and instead of just doing interviews about my book, I'm tossing up live recordings of some of my music too.

What do you play?
I'm kind of a one-man band, but I am mostly a guitar player. My music is all over the place online.
My current bands are: Gotham Steel (metal) gotham_steel
and Skin Deep (experimental guitar fusion) skin deep

Very cool that you play too! There seems to be a fairly large overlap between writers and musicians.

Mike
 

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meromana said:
There's also a big overlap in writing & art. I think it's really that there's a creative mind at work, and most creative minds seek multiple outlets.
That rings true to me. My secondary outlets are theater and improv.
 

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Ohhh... fun!

Real Job: WRITER!
Day Job (to pay the bills): Admin
Hobbies: Dance (salsa, samba, forro'), reading, alternative therapies (massage, reiki)
Born: Portland, Oregon
School: Ashmead College - studied massage therapy
Live: London, England
 

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Here comes the MONKEY!

Real Job: I sell drugs (legally, in a pharmacy ;))
Hobbies: Reading, writing, travel, coffee appreciation, cat training
Born: Southern California
School: Middle Tennessee State University
Live: Middle Tennessee

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Real Job: Well, I just graduated 3 weeks ago, so I have no idea. Still looking for a job, but probably something science/engineering and education related.
Hobbies: Photography, mostly macro
Born: Portland, OR (same as you, Shea!)
School: Oregon State (BS in biology and another BS in education) and Michigan Tech (MS in environmental engineering science)
Live: Chicago suburbs
 

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Real Job: Grocery Clerk serving hungry local people
Hobbies: Reading, watching and studying films of all kinds, cartooning, mild history buff and of course, writing!
Born: Cleveland, Ohio
School: High School Graduate
Live: Cleveland, Ohio
 

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Ahana - I ditto the coffee appreciation!  Is there a society for that? lol

Jessica - What a small world!  I've met several people on KB from Portland or nearby.  Must grow a lot of writers in P-Town! lol
 

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Real Job: Retired. Used to be an oil company executive.
Hobbies: Astronomy, photography, hiking
Born: Rural Louisiana
School: LSU
Live: Western NC
 

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What fun to read these!

Real job: Real estate agent
Hobbies & Interests: reading, local history, antique collecting, politics to name a few
Born: Massachusetts
School: Wellesley College (BA), Simmons GSLIS (aka "library school" MS in Archives & Records Mgt)
Live: Cambridge MA
 

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Mike Cooley said:
I'm kind of a one-man band, but I am mostly a guitar player. My music is all over the place online.
My current bands are: Gotham Steel (metal) gotham_steel
and Skin Deep (experimental guitar fusion) skin deep

Very cool that you play too! There seems to be a fairly large overlap between writers and musicians.

Mike
Awesome... I've been playing guitar for almost twenty years now... but I do it all. Recently just got a banjo, still figuring it out. Fun instrument. Next will be a violin. :)
 

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Real Job: Student; I had a job, but I quit to get ready for graduate school. =]
Hobbies: Going to concerts, lounges, museums/art exhibits, photography, being out in nature. And, of course, writing and reading.
Born: California
School: A university in California.
Live: California.
 

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I'd also like to know your street address, credit card numbers, bank account balance and account number, and times when you're not at home.  Just for kicks. 

Oh yeah, and the school where your kids go would be good too.  Plus, can you cut back the hedges and some of your tree limbs?  It makes it hard to see into the back yard on Google Earth. 

;)
 

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Can I participate? I only recently started thinking of myself as a writer, and am about to (try to) publish my first short story collection.

Real Job: Teaching creative use of computers, especially web development and design, action-scripting and animation. Also teach online and write content for online courses.
Other Real Job: Artist - sculpture and drawing in many media. These things do occasionally get sold. :)
Hobbies: Musician - I'm a singer. In a group called "Shower Songs" with my husband, who plays the mandolin. We cover everything from heavy metal and blues to folk songs.
Born: A small town in South Africa called Stellenbosch
School: Too many to mention. Graduated from University of Cape Town
Live: Cape Town, South Africa
 

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Real Job:Stay at home mom (usually running my autistic daughter to therapy and watching my son), student, & editor
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, and recently writing.
Born: Springfield, Missouri (about an hour from where the tornado hit)
School: I'm a return student (all those wasted Psych credits). Currently at community college. Apply to UW Madison this year. Then off to get a MA in Publishing.
Live: Madison, WI for another 3 years.
 
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