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This feels a little like the quasi-blasphemy of being the first person to tread on a fresh field of snow!

Hi, I'm tru. I signed up a while back, but hadn't gotten around to introducing myself. So hey!

I was pointed to AW by lizmonster, a person I hold in the highest esteem and the only author other than Kim Stanley Robinson whose books I have autographed and on my shelf.

My main genre for writing (and reading) is science fiction and I have a deep fondness for AI and sentient machines of all types. I'll read most anything, though probably 3/4 of my fiction reading is currently SFF.

I'm also eyeing a foray into songwriting...we'll see.

The rest of my world: I live in Orange County, California with my partner of nearly 21 years. I have two stepkids and am Bobcat* to a 8-month-old grandson.

I foster English Pointers, though currently on hiatus while we sort out a change in our living situation. I tend to name my dogs after musicians or people in songs. My most recent foster was a handsom fellow called Hank Williams.

I love music and will talk your ear off about Ricky Warwick, in particular, if you let me (he's my inspiration for the songwriting thing). Rock, metal & punk are my go-tos, but my main playlist also includes Salsa, disco, Rockabilly, old school country and Spanish pop among others. I'm not too fussy.

I have a lot of fun with paper art, including bookbinding, collage & mail art and I have more art supplies than any 5 people could use up in a lifetime.

my pronouns are they/them

guess that's it!

*Bobcat is a non-binary grandparent.

This here's Hank. He's way better looking than I am.
 

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Welcome (belatedly) to AW, tru, the best writing place on the interwebs, bar none!

It's great to have you here and it's great that the little outage the place has experienced hasn't put you off. There's a wealth of info here regarding all things writing, and a very active cross-section of SFF writers. You'll love it here, I'm sure!

See you around the boards!
Izz
 
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Great to meet you Tru! Welcome.

And I can't imagine that Hank Williams's heart could ever be cheatin'. Sweet dog!
 
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