Hey, there! I’m A.M., and I’m an author, spouse, and parent. This is what I do in my spare time–I blog stuff. Sometimes I write about life, faith, and inclusivity, or I tell you about my family (with their permission, of course). Other times, I make up stories and share them with you, or I talk about my current work-in-progress. In between, I feature the work of my colleagues. Fortunately, my spouse, to whom I’ve been married since 1997, has been happy to give me time and space to do all of the above.
I consider myself an agnostic Christian, meaning that I hold to my faith but I profess certainty about nothing, and I don’t carry out my religion in any sort of traditional way. I like to question the way we practice faith, especially with regard to church. I admit that sometimes, I have some pretty serious doubts about the whole thing, but I keep pressing on because much of what I believe has enriched my life and made me a better, more loving person.
I’m a lifelong resident of New York State, and I wouldn’t have it any other way–despite the cold and snowy winters. Besides, writing slice-of-life stories about love and hope is a great way to keep warm, right? I thought so. I tend to set my stories in my home state, since it’s a place I know and love, though I’ve been known to stray occasionally. I have degrees in Nursing and Health Science, which I am obviously putting to good use here; just ask a few of my author friends about my fondness for ensuring my characters all have safe sex.
As a feminine-leaning genderqueer bisexual person (pronouns they/them or in certain situations she/her; I use either of those), I’m passionate about using my words and ideas to destroy the -isms that permeate our wider culture and seep into our writing, whether that be fiction or non-fiction. Feel free to stick around, hopefully adding your own voice via comments or even a guest post or two. Welcome aboard!