Hi, my name is Nova and I’m a writer, a reader, a history nerd, and an epiphany junkie. I’ve written several short stories, most of which you can find here. I’m currently working on my first novel.
This blog is where I collect my thoughts on the wide variety of topics that interest me, including but not limited to–mythology, folklore, history, storytelling, ghost stories, writing, reading, parenting, family, philosophy, and living.
I think we have a lot to learn from people who came before us, which is why I love quotes and feature a new one on the site every week. You can find the backlog here.
Here are my three favorite quotes at the moment.
- “Fear is the mind killer” – Frank Herbert, Dune
- “Chance favors the prepared mind” – Louis Pasteur
- “Yell. Jump. Play. Out-run those sons-of-bitches. They’ll neverlive the way you live. Go do” – Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing
I have two undergraduate degrees from Arizona State University, a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Biological Studies. I’ve had a plethora of non-writing jobs–insurance sales, Taco Bell cashier, pharmacy technician, chef, Mary Kay lady, microchip fabrication, medical records, and nurse’s aide to name a few. I got a crazy bug a few years ago and started a catering business. It was really fun but also really exhausting. In 2014 I gave it up to write full-time and haven’t looked back.
I’ve spent most of my life as a nomad, living all over the country and the world in places as varied as New Mexico, Northern California, Ireland, Oregon, Boston, Arizona, Texas and Taiwan. Luckily I finally found a place to call home–Austin, Texas–where I live with my very patient husband Dan, our little boy Connor, and our border collie Pepper Potts.