A writer must also be a reader, and, probably, that is my main identity. But there are others.
I am a Professor of the Practice in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. I teach the art of writing fiction, the science fiction novel and short story, and classes that explore the ever-moving liminal where literatures, science, and technology meet.
My most recent novel, my seventh, is THIS SHARED DREAM (Tor, 2011). In 2012, PS Publishing in the UK published ANGELS AND YOU DOGS, a collection of shorter work.
I also paint. Many of the rotating headers are snippets of watercolors. The time allotted to Painting Woman has dwindled to almost nothing in the past few years for various reasons, but she is quite restive and has laid in a good supply of paper, paints, watercolor pencils, marvelous brushes, and anything the artist self might concievably desire–except time. Time is something, paradoxically, that actually can be created, and so I shall. I take a lot of photographs, having gradually let go of my SLR skills, ostensibly to use later in paintings for values and ideas, but photography is fascinating in and of itself.
Photo credit: Liza Trombi, for Locus a few years ago, which was used in my latest Locus interview. Used by permission.