• I'm outlining a fantasy book with Beauty & the Beast elements, putting my urban fantasy on hold, ignoring the vampire story that needs overhauling, providing creative support for friends, & being second mom to my niece and nephew which includes bedtime stories and voice-acting. If only I got paid!

General details

  • M_A_Granse

  • Subburb of Minneapolis, MN

  • M. A. Granse

  • Life

  • English

In short

  • Sarcasm is my first language.

    Organized chaos is good for my chi.

    Dandelions are underrated.

    The reason you'll never see a crabby Munchkin is because the others take them out back and stone them to death. Think about it: you never see behind that hill. The town's built on a foundation of frowning skulls and tweed jackets. Bob shows up wearing shrubs instead of daffodils on his shoes one day and the Stoning Squad dances in with a happy little execution song. Yep.

    I am surprised when I say things that shock my friends. They should know better by now.

    As a younger kid, I always wanted to be a pirate or evil witch or cowboy when I grew up.  (In my six-year-old view of the world, cowboys did cool things like gallop across vast plains and wear six-shooters and sleep beneath the stars while cowgirls wore braids, sequined plaid, and did stunt riding.)  At the age of eight, I decided that illustrating children's books was a more practical goal.

    Now as a much older kid, I still haven't illustrated any books but I do make a pretty good evil witch at times.

    In my next life I'd like to be an astrophysicist. Or a house cat.

    The anonymity that the internet provides is not an excuse to say things you wouldn't normally say face-to-face.

    When possible, speak face-to-face.

    If you've seen versions of this profile around the web (deviantart, crunchyroll, flickr, or youtube, for instance) then you've bumped into me.  Shoot me a greeting!

  • Won the WeBook Injury Challenge with "Slice of Life"

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Melusine, by Sarah Monette
    Lament, by Maggie Stiefvater
    The Blue Sword, by Robin McKinley
    The Reward Worth Having, by Jay Williams
    Sabriel, by Garth Nix
  • The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater (again)
    Consider the Lobster, And Other Essays, by David Foster Wallace
  • Outside, alone, preferably on a grey day threatening to rain.

    Most often, in the few moments of solitude offered by locking the bathroom door!
  • The majority of my writing lately seems to be critiques and feedback online and for my friends.  I enjoy giving constructive criticism and truly wish to help others with their creative pursuits, but sometimes I need to disappear from that scene to work on my own endeavors.
  • Ask me again tomorrow.
  • Sarah Monette
    Maggie Stiefvater
    Garth Nix
    David Foster Wallace
    Martin Luther King
    Edgar Allan Poe