There's a quote by Patricia A. McKillip:
"Not all of us dream awake. But those of us who do have no choice."
I feel this adequately describes my life.
I've been writing since I learned how to read, which I don't remember not being able to do! Everything I see and do and learn comes back to "how can I use this in a story?"
I live in the suburbs of Philadelphia with my wonderful and wonderfully talented husband (you can check out his artwork here), our two crazy dogs, and my too-loved brat of a cat. I surround myself as much as possible with the four of them, piles of books, and cups of tea.
(von Glaubitz, from the German root "glauben" meaning "to believe")