My name is Gina. I have no alter-ego, though I think I really ought to change that at some point. I have three boys, if you don't count my husband. We live in Phoenix and I LOVE it here. I can walk around all day in 118 degrees, but if I see snow, I pretty much go into a fetal position and cry.
I am currently pursuing a Masters degree in Childhood Development and Education, and I really think I should have done that the first time around. My undergraduate work is in Business (after a year or so as a music performance major- totally useful) and really doesn't help me in my everyday life AT ALL.
I am a homeschooling stay at home mother. Yes. I homeschool my kids. Yes. I think it's wonderful. There are a lot of reasons for this, and if you are genuinely curious, I am more than happy to answer your questions. If you want to mock me and tell me how I'm screwing my kids up, I don't want to hear it. Every parent is screwing their kids up in some way (thanks, childhood development degree!) and I just happen to think my way is the best way.
I am a newbie writer. I used to say aspirational, but since somebody paid me to write some stuff, I figure I'm kind of a big deal now (not really). I contribute over at FamilyShare.com on a regular basis. I have one novel - a really cute LDS romance - on submission with publishers currently, and am in the midst of writing the first book in a fantastic set of companion novels. I use the word "fantastic" to describe both the genre and my love for these stories. I also have a half-finished steampunk novel that I WILL return to shortly.
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. You might have heard us called "Mormons," but then again, you might not. You can go to Mormon.org and poke around, or you can ask me questions if you like.
I like books and I like movies. I used to blog about books becoming movies (Fantasy Casting). I prefer fantasy books and action and comedy movies. I have a semi-inappropriate crush on Hugh Jackman and an obsession with Harry Potter. Both will probably make semi-regular appearances on this blog.
Got a question? Ask. I'll probably answer it.