I am a University of Washington graduate with a degree in Comparative Religion. Now I work at a bank and write in all of my spare time. This tends to make me a bit of a shut in, but I only have one cat and I'm pretty sure you have to have at least three to level up to 'cat lady'.
My favorite authors are Tad Williams, Terry Pratchett, Jim Butcher, Dan Simmons, and Storm Constantine. I have a crap load of graphic novels from a bunch of different authors/artists and all of them are awesome. I have a serious book collection addiction.
Morningstar is the first book in a trilogy. I also have Wastes of Space (7 books Sci-Fi series) and a few other projects kicking around in my head.
I also know how to rock a stockwhip.