I am from California, but I work on research vessels out of New Orleans, in the Gulf of Mexico. I'm essentially a whale watcher (and listener - I monitor acoustically through the night). This also means that I go to sea and live on a boat for a month at a time.
I earned my Master's degree in Literature from the University of California Santa Cruz. From my experience, a Master's degree in Literature is little more than a fancy piece of paper and something I can mention that makes me sound sophisticated.
I write – If I have a driving force in life, this is it. I've been lucky enough to get a few things published.
I've been known to make bad decisions just so that I can find out what the outcome will be.