I’m an author, which you may have guessed by my site. I love to write. I wrote my first story at the age of nine and I’ve written essays, novels, poems, short stories – you name it. I’d write on walls if I didn’t get dirty looks from people. (Okay, maybe not really the walls.) (Unless I had permission.) Together with my coauthor, Rachel Wilder, we write as the duo Noon and Wilder and have several books out – and more on the way.
But I digress. Writing is, for me, as necessary as breathing. It’s become more than a way to communicate. It has, quite literally, saved my life and given me a life worth living. But that’s not my only passion. I adore music and have played piano my whole life. I love to sing and can play a pretty passable recorder. My guitar skills, however, are sadly undeveloped. Someday I’ll invent a machine that gives me more than 24 hours in a day – or that lets me pursue my passions full time without the bothersome necessity of earning a living so I can pay my rent.
I discovered knitting in the year 2000, coinciding with the Millenium. My mother died that year and knitting gave me a way to express myself that didn’t involve having to articulate anything. I could grieve and process in silence. Since then, knitting has become a beloved art form and I’ve joined the happy conspiracy of avid textile addicts.