General details

  • MJ_Heiser

  • Austin, Texas

  • Mary Johnson Heiser

  • Business, Associate's Degree (equivalent) -- The University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas

  • English

In short

  • Neurotic, obsessive, multi-racial nerd here to learn and hone the craft and help how I can. 

    My WTF? projects are the best way to learn more about me and my WEbook friends.

  • I've taken a bullet for a president. I know pi to 5,021 places. I'm fluent in 17 languages. I am thisclose to releasing my findings on a cure for cancer. I time travel. And I *never* lie. 

    **For those requesting assistance and reviews:
    1.  I am not qualified to review poetry.  I'm sorry, it's just not my forte.
    2.  Be sure I'm the kind of writer you want feedback from.  You can do that by visiting my projects.  This is simple courtesy, since I'm not a professional reader.
    3.  I'm an intensive, ho-holds-barred, unmerciful reviewer.  I may not give reviews for you as a person, since I don't know everyone personally, but I do it for the sake of preserving the art.  If I don't give feedback at all, it's because your work is hard for me to read.  Bad grammar, punctuation, and copious misspellings will turn me off immediately.  If I do give feedback, the point of it is to make your work more readable and get you published.**

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor/Satire, Literary, Mystery, Romance, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Women's Fiction

    Non-Fiction: History, Humor, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, Women's Studies

  • The Drawing of the Three/The Wastelands by Stephen King
    Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
    The Book of Weird by Barbara Ninde Byfield (aka The Glass Harmonica)

    We Should Meet - ArtemisX5
    There but for Luck - Julian_Finn

    Once others are complete, I'll add them to this list.  Word.
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
    The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

    The Dark Crusade of Robinson Stone - jamesmcshane
    The Wonderful World of Ted - bruce
    Last Call - ArtemisX5
    Mori Ndorinen - Rising Phoenix
    The Gates of Olympus - RichardJames
  • Thanks to audiobooks, no venue is safe.  I "read" in the car, when I walk my dogs, right before I go to sleep, on lazy Sunday mornings - everywhere!
  • Canticle - The prequel to Corona.  A woman warrior is sent on a quest to secure mysterious relics and return them to the safety of her order's convent.  On the way, her cynicism is tested.

    Goodbye, Cool World - A world-famous celebrity exposé writer kills herself, just when she hits her stride.  Why?

    Corona - Three thirty-somethings get sucked into an adventure in a dying world.  *finalist, vote November '08
    **CORONA has been pulled from WEbook.  It is being published by Canonbridge LLC.
  • Fiction: Literary, Romance, Sci Fi/Fantasy

  • Alice in Wonderland - or Anne Shirley - or the Vampire Gabrielle - or my own Kyria Kerbey
  • Stephen King
    Neil Gaiman
    Anne Rice
    CS Lewis
    Kyra Davis
    Susan Elizabeth Phillips