Well, hello dearies. I seem to be back, kinda, I think. Welcome to my page if you've just found me through the newest Philena Flash.
My characters run around in my head all day, most of the time just making a ruckus nowadays, but sometimes actually yelling at me to write something. Philena is famous for that and as you can see, it can sometimes result in "masterpieces", haha.
I'm that writer that loves writing cliffhangers but hates to read them. (Like many of us, I do believe)
I write realistic fiction that usually starts as an awareness piece and evolves into something larger, as well as poetry and the once-in-a-blue-moon song. I love reading fantasy, but have tried and don't really enjoy writing it, though I do enjoy supernatural, post-apocalyptic and the occasional romance. Fanfic seems to have taken over most of my time lately, because there's just something so intriguing about taking my OC and seeing how they get along with some of my favorite characters - and something comforting about reading or writing in a world that's already build - but when I'm not working on that I have two languages I'm working on for a supernatural fiction series along with a dystopian fiction YA novel I'll eventually actually publish. Maybe. Crossing my fingers.
You may see some bits and pieces of various stories as I figure out how to write those characters and such. Maybe. I'm mostly just trying to survive right now though. If they do come out be on a lookout for the titles White Eyes or Pure Heart. I've been working on them for as long as I've been writing which means I'm on reboot number I-don't-know. They may someday be published.
Ally to many. I refuse to just sit around and watch while others get stomped on (without consent). If allies are needed, I'm standing amongst them.
Consult below for any other questions you may have or message me. I don't bite [much].
PS - Also, I dunno why my profile says my birthday is the 19th of Jan when I keep editing it to say the 20th, but ... it's the 20th. Which is today, as I'm typing this. Hey y'all.
Website is ~ thewanderingsquirrel.com
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•Creating in General, but especially: Writing, Character Creation, Fragrances, Soapmaking, Cosmetic Potions, Baking, Cooking, Cocktails and currently reading up on Canning.
I've always loved spreading awareness because ignorance breeds bigotry and hatred and there's too much of that in the world as it is.
I enjoy the outdoors; hiking, camping, just sitting around a fire and chatting with people.
Psychology and Criminology are interesting to me as is Anatomy, though I don't believe I could make careers of these.
I love history, because there's always something to be learned from others' past mistakes.
I adore tattoos, colorful hair and all the funky fun things in life and I DREAM of traveling the world. I have lots of plans and I hope I get to at least half of them.
A lot. I love books, okay? But my current favorites are:
•Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielson; a historical fiction novel set in Nazi Occupied Poland from the point of view of a Jewish courier for the resistance.
•In Another Time by Caroline Leech; historical fiction novel from the point of view of a young lady in the Women's Timber Corp, set in Scotland during WW2.
•Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling. The author may be a no-good F.A.R.T., but the series & its characters will always have my heart.
•Looking For Alaska by John Green; a YA novel.
•13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher; a YA novel. This one has a bad rep and while I understand that side, I read it at my lowest point 13 years ago and it brought me out of it. I also see it as a great way to start tough conversations [in safe spaces!] because it doesn't shy away from the gruesome events that can happen to *anyone*.
•Alex & Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz; Set in the years of the American revolution, the courtship of Eliza Schuyler with one Alexander Hamilton. YA Historical Fiction. Also, apparently, book 1 of 3. I finished this one in a day so I'm just going to *runs off to buy the other two*.
-You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson; YA novel.
•Any other Historical Fiction novels you wanna recommend!
Favorite Poets: Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allen Poe, and Alan W. Jankowski (or as we knew him, DirtyMartini)
I also have a couple favorite non-fiction pieces, all of which seem to be memoirs:
•Being Ana by Shani Raviv
•Denial: A Memoir of Terror by Jessica Stern
•Night by Eliezer Wiesel.
I love a lot of them, but my favorites are:
•Stephen King, of course
SO MANY. But I'm gonna limit myself to six:
•The Invisible Man; a woman finally escapes her abusive partner and then he dies... and things get weird.
•Fern Gully; fae & a bat with Robin Williams' voice protect the forest from being cut down by humans and destroyed by evil.
•Mulan; animated and 2020 remake. The remake is meant to be closer to the actual Legend of Hua Mulan and is a beautiful story of loyalty, honor, bravery and empowerment.
•I Am Malala; one fierce girl against the Taliban. A documentary/memoir.
•Midnight Sun; A love story under moonlight from the point of view of a girl with Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP).
•The Age of Adaline; A woman who thought she was forever frozen at the age of 29 & who has lived a solitary life (save one lovely friend and Flemming, her daughter) for nearly eight decades finds true love again for the first time in half a century. This time, she chooses not to run but to stay.
Favorite TV Shows
Many, many, many that I love watching. Current Favorites, tho:
•Cursed; Fae people including Merlin vs religious wackjobs killing everyone
•Crazy Delicious; think food competition meets Willy Wonka's factory!
•The 100; 100 kids sent to the ground (Earth) and everything that happens after.
•Lucifer; he's the Devil but he's tired of running Hell & torturing bad guys all day, so he takes a vacay to LA.
•Grey's Anatomy; the best medical drama out there that actually has medical personnel on its board to keep everything mostly realistic.
•Hannibal; Hannibal the cannibal who works with the federal agents and doubles as a shrink. What could go wrong? [Everything]
+Chicago PD; Voight and his team of detectives take down a bunch of Big Bads in Chicago, IL
+Attack on Titan; Humans vs Big, Dumb Titans... and some shifters.
I'll listen to nearly anything, so if you have suggestions, send them to me.
Current favorite songs change by the DAY and sometimes by the hour, but I've been loving:
•Shelter in Place by Otep
•Literally anything by Milck
•Where's the Love by Trevor Hall
•Jee Veerey by Bloodywood
•the whole Optimist album by FINNEAS
•nearly everything by Ashe
•Battle Symphony by Linkin Park
•Hallelujah by Pentatonix
•The Green Fields of France by Celtic Thunder
•Opaque by Amythyst Kiah
•Them & Gay for a Day by Flavia
•Preach & Coming Out by Jessie Paege
•everything by Ashnikko