General details

  • ChicagoRilke23

  • Austin, TX

  • Olga "Cookie" Cisneros

  • St. Edward's University- Alumni

  • English

In short

  • I was born in Chicago, IL with an immune disorder. After a year as a bubble baby, I went on to lead a fairly normal life. I finished high school and attended St. Edward's University in Austin, TX, where I earned a BS in Criminal Justice in 2001. I continued my studies at St. Edward's as part of the graduate program. I then earned a Master of Liberal Arts degree in 2003. Later, an attempt for a PhD at the University of Texas at Dallas was cut short due to health reasons. Nevertheless, I earned another Master's degree in 2008, and returned to Austin, TX to restore my health and be amongst family and loved ones.

  • As noted above, I was a bubble baby. I had an immune disorder and had to undergo a bone marrow transplant. I forget why, but it was a big enough deal that I was in Chicago and some national newspapers. I even got a visit from the Harlem Globetrotters.

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Crime, Historical Fiction, Horror, Literary, Military/Espionage, Mystery, Religious/Inspirational, Sci Fi/Fantasy

    Non-Fiction: Art, Architechture & Photography, Body, Mind & Spirit, History, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, Pets, Reference, Religion, Science, True Crime

  • Though my heart belongs to Shakespeare and Rilke, I'm a literary creature... books like me and I like them.
  • it changes day to day b/c i read from various books at the same time... eek!
  • Someplace outside.
    Where I find it cozy to rest.
  • Fiction: Horror, Literary, Religious/Inspirational

    Non-Fiction: Body, Mind & Spirit, Outdoors & Nature, Pets, Reference, Religion

  • Behemot from Bulgakov's Master and Margarita or any Shakespearean creation...
  • Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, Rilke, Hesse, and others...