A Little Bit About Us

Melissa – That’s me! I am a mother of four, one of whom is pregnant with my first grandchild. I am also a student. I spend my time doing my homework, helping the kids with their homework, and driving them to various activities. When I get some time to myself (which is not often), I like to escape. One of my favorite forms of escape is the fantasy realm of stories. I’m not picky, I read all types of books, but my favorite short stories lean toward the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genres.

Some of  My Favorites (Writers and T.V. Shows)

  • Ray Bradbury
  • Doctor Who
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • The I.T. Crowd
  • Arrested Development
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Neil Gaiman

Joe is my other half. He is a 40 year old white man who was born a poor black child…(that sounds familiar…) He collected comics before comics were cool, and now it’s paying dividends. One day, he hopes to grow up to be a real boy!

Some of Joe’s Favorite

  • Stephen King
  • Robert Heinlein
  • Philip K. Dick
  • Ayn Rand
  • Orson Scott Card
  • Firefly
  • Smallville
  • Battlestar Galactica (BOTH versions)

Brooke (15)  is a freshman in high school. She hates Algebra, but loves to sing. She’s easily my most awesome child. (She told me to say that.) She regularly professes her love for anime characters. I’m pretty sure if she could live in an anime, she would leave me in a heartbeat, especially since, she tells me, mothers die in anime.

Some of Brooke’s Favorites

  • The I.T. Crowd
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Harlan Ellison
  • Doctor Who
  • Sherlock

Charlie (12) is deep in the throes of puberty. He enjoys making snarky remarks, rolling his eyes, and long walks on the beach. Charlie was born in the wrong decade, and is obsessed with television from the era of cheesy special effects and canned laughter. (I’m not joking, this kid dressed as The Greatest American Hero for Halloween)

Some of Charlie’s Favorites

  • Star Trek
  • Doctor Who
  • Ernest Cline
  • Grimm

Jonas (10) is an elementary school student who is years ahead of his classmates in geekery. He likes to play video games (especially Sonic the Hedgehog), and read books about, you guessed it, video games. When he finds something he loves, he obsesses over it until his passion burns out in an instant. Right now, that obsession is Supernatural.

Some of Jonas’s Favorites

  • Supernatural
  • Doctor Who
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Super Mario Brothers
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
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