Who Am I?

It strikes me that I should have a more complete bio somewhere than just what's listed in the "About Me" thingie on my sidebar.  Something a little more specific, maybe.  Something that gives you an idea of where I'm coming from when I write all this stuff on my blog.  So here goes.

I'm a Christian.  A Lutheran, to be precise.  A conservative, confessional Lutheran, to be even more precise.  I belong to the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), though I was raised in the Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod (LCMS).  I believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant word of God.  You don't agree, take it up with Him.

I'm a wife.  Cowboy and I have been married since 2002, and mighty happily so.

I'm a mother of three young children.  I stay at home and homeschool them.  I was homeschooled myself, K-12, as a matter of fact.

I'm a writer.  I've been writing fiction for close onto twenty years now, since I was fourteen and decided I didn't want to be a veterinarian after all.  I've been telling stories for as long as I can remember, though, and my parents have a couple of one-paragraph stories I typed up on Mom's old manual typewriter when I was six or seven.  I edited my college's literary magazine for two years, have had a couple pieces published in magazines like The Lutheran Educator and Guideposts, and several stories published online.  I'm now a staff writer for Femnista, an online webzine devoted to art, literature, history, and entertainment.  And my short story "The Man on the Buckskin Horse" is getting published in the anthology Five Magic Spindles this summer.

One of these days, I'll try publishing one of my novels, if I ever write one I think is good enough.  I also write fanfiction for the 1960s TV show Combat!, which you can read on the fansite I co-run, Fruit Salad.  My call sign there is White Queen (because I love Sgt. Saunders, whose call sign is White Rook, of course).

I have a BA in Liberal Arts with concentrations (like minors) in English and History.

I love to read, write, watch movies, crochet, bake, cook, and play in the dirt.  I have yet to grow up.  But when I do grow up, I want to be a fairy godmother.

And I have a deep need to hug fictional characters.  Just so you know.




12 comments:

  1. You and I sound like we could hang out. :)
    Are you on Twitter?

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    1. Thanks! No, I'm not really on Twitter. I have an account, but I log in maybe three times a year.

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  2. Hi, Hamlette,
    I have received the Liebster Award @ my blog, and now I must pass it on to my favorite bloggers. So, I would like to nominate you. If you are interested in participating, you may find the info at this link: http://greatbookstudy.blogspot.com/2014/03/liebster-award.html

    ~ Ruth

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    1. Why thank you! I'll try to post about it soon :-)

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  3. Please hug Holden Caulfield then. If ever a sad fictional character needed a hug it is Holden.

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    1. Only if I can manage to hug him without having to read Catcher in the Rye again :-)

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  4. I just came across your blog from Lory @ The Emerald City's blog and I'm really enjoying going through your back posts. You have a great blog!

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    1. Welcome! I'm glad you're enjoying some of my archives :-) I look forward to getting to know you better.

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  5. Hello Hamlette, I’ve nominated you and your blog for the Premio Dardos Award: http://100greatestnovelsofalltimequest.blogspot.com/2015/07/premio-dardos-award.html

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    1. Groovy! I'll check it out. Thanks!

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  6. Hey Hamlette! I was so surprised when I read this: I'm WELS too! Looking forward to reading your posts! :)

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    1. Abby P., how cool! You are one of the first WELS bloggers I've encountered, that I know of. Glad to know you!

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