was born as an "empty nest" child, the 3rd and last of 3 daughters. My father was the garage superintendent for Kroger's Midwest region and my mother was a full time stay at home mom. We moved to St. Louis Missouri when I was just four years old. I grew up and spent most of my life there until 4 years ago when my husbands work took us off to Nashville TN. My parents, who are now getting into their twilight years, are very dear to me and I try to spend as much time as I can with them. I love them tremendously and they are a major part of my life. After a mostly unremarkable childhood, I graduated from Lutheran North high school in 1983 and then went on to Nursing School at Missouri Baptist.
I graduated and passed my State Board exams in 1986, to become a Registered Nurse. However, I discovered during the course of my education that I had no real love for the profession and thus decided to bypass a nursing career in favor of marriage.
I also now have a wonderful son and beautiful daughter. They keep me busy all day as I am now a devoted full-time mom. My son is a bit of an oddball. At age 2 he began receiving specialized therapy to help him with communication and socialization problems. He did a lot of echolalia, stream of consciousness babbling and did not grasp the concept of two-way communication. He clung to rituals and routines with extreme rigidity and obsessively stacked and arranged objects in intricate patterns. When he was almost 4 yrs old, he had a seizure and was diagnosed with epilepsy. After beginning Keppra for seizure control his behavior began to dramatically normalize. Now he has just started First Grade and is beginning Tiger Cub Scouts as well. And although he's still a bit obsessive about routines, he is extremely detailed oriented and eager to learn. My daughter is overly social and is now enjoying Kindergarten. She has been learning very quickly to read and write. She loves to sing and to be the absolute center of attention. The kids are just 11 months apart in age and fight constantly. They are both taking Tae Kwon Do this year and it's been real good for their self control and coordination.
I also have a cat who is just a tad psychotic. He is the most recent addition to a long line of pets that I have loved and cared for over the years. I have always had a great love and respect for nature and animals (I started at a very young age) which is why I have had so many pets over the years including pygmy opossums, Egyptian spiny mice, snakes, rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, gerbils, degus and many more. I spent almost 6 years as a volunteer doing wildlife rehab for injured and orphaned wildlife at a rescue and rehab facility in the St. Louis Mo area. Click here to see some of the photos I have taken of animals at the center. I specialize in the care of the North American Opossum, which is my favorite animal.
If I had to describe myself to others I would say that I am a fairly playful and quick witted woman who has an offbeat sense of humor. I am also very literate and enjoy stimulating conversation on a variety of subjects. I have a strong interest in things magickal and supernatural. I tend to be reserved with strangers but usually let loose with friends. Those who choose to get to know me often discover a very different person than the one they expected. You just have to be patient with me. Good things come to those who wait.
Some of my interests and hobbies include computers, movies and TV (specifically Science Fiction), wildlife, witchcraft and paganism, cryptozoology, ufology and paranormal research. I know, I know.. I'm one of "those" (LOL). My musical tastes include "total dreck" (as my husband refers to it) - this is top 40 pop music and 80's music. I am also a big fan of the groups Nightwish and Evanescence. My favorite Nightwish songs are Ever Dream and She is My Sin.
My television tastes include most Sci-Fi shows such as the Star Trek series, Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural, Reaper, Ghost Whisperer and Paranormal Reality shows like Ghost Hunters, Destination Truth, UFO Hunters, MonsterQuest, Paranormal State, A Haunting etc.. I also enjoy the USA original series "Pysch" and "Monk" (mostly because it reminds me of my son Logan).
I am a voracious reader of Paranormal Romance and Erotica. My favorite authors and series in order of preference include:
Sherrilyn Kenyon - Dark-Hunter, Dream-Hunter series (she lives about 20 miles away from me!)
J.R. Ward - Black Dagger Brotherhood series
Lynn Viehl - Darkyn series
Keri Arthur - Riley Jensen Guardian series
Christina Dodd - Darkness Chosen series
Angela Knight - Mageverse series
Vickie Taylor - Les Gargouillen series
Well, that's me in a nutshell folks. My story, my family, my hobbies, and my interests. Hope it was enlightening for you and if you have any questions, please feel free to E-mail me anytime. Don't be afraid to say hi!
Last revised: January 20, 2013.
Copyright Sugarbane, 2005