Keri Arthur's bio from Keriarthur.com
More about me than you probably ever wanted to know..
The Bio: I'm a born and bred Melbourne (Australia) gal, and grew up sharing my life with dragons, elves, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters and the occasional talking horse. Which worried my family to no end. Of course, now that I'm actually make a living sharing my life with the abovementioned creatures, they no longer contemplate calling the men with the little white coat. When not at my keyboard, I can be found with my hubby in front of the TV, or taking my two dogs for a walk.
My family: one hubby, one daughter, 2 dogs, and 1 demented budgie who walks everywhere.
Past day jobs: Clerk at the Bureau of Meteorology, Cook at the MCG, Function and Desert cook at the Essendon Football Club
How did I start writing? It all happened when I was about twelve. I'd just read one of Elaine Mitchell's brumby books (not the silver brumby series, one of the others) and I hated the ending. So I did what seemed the most natural thing to do--I rewrote it :). I haven't stopped writing since--though I have to admit, it's only in the last fifteen years or so that I've seriously thought about getting published.
Why urban fantasy and paranormal romance? Well, I've always loved books filled with action, be they fantasy, horror or mystery. What used to annoy me, though, was the lack of capable female stars in many of these books. I mean, come on, not all of us females trip over our feet while running away from the big bad. Some of us would actually grab the nearest weapon and bop them over the head with it. So that's what I wrote--strong, capable women, first in fantasy novels and then in what is now called paranormal romance. I tried for many years to write straight fantasy, but it just never fully clicked for me. So I switched to the real world, and started mixing fantasy elements with the ordinary, everyday world. I think I wrote my first paranormal romance close to 16 years ago, and I've been switching between that and urban fantasy ever since.
What I do beside write: Not a whole lot, actually. Walk, watch more TV than is wise, visit craft market on the weekends, plant plants and try to keep them alive during our drought.