Hello, I’m Désirée. I have been writing short fiction since I got in trouble at seven using up my father’s typewriter ribbons while trying to write my own fairy tales. I battled ancient keys to write a time travel story for children and nearly broke the typewriter at nine. At thirteen, I had a selectric that didn’t break no matter what, and the two lines of saved text was a massive luxury. Now, I can close a document on one machine, and open it on another. I can move whole scenes about, and all the tools I could possibly use are right there for me. What luxury.
I presently live in a beach town with my handsome beau, my almost-adult twin daughters, our two cats and a fluffball that is technically my sister’s dog. Every time I get two seconds to rub together, I can be found writing at a window overlooking the view. I am a shameless brainiac dictionary know-it-all, and have given up trying to cure myself of it. I try to write for the average vocabulary as often as possible. I travel, play classical piano, sing folk songs while doing my chores, and am a polyglot – due to all the traveling.
I can either be found writing or reading someone else’s work far too late into the night.
Every story I write contains inspiration from real life, a whole lot of made-up stuff, and a little magic, although sometimes the lines blur where each comes from. I try not to take you to a dark place without showing you how to get out of it. I don’t promise you’ll grok everything I write. Sometimes it needed to be written more than I needed to know why.
Published numerous times in the Ink Slingers Guild Anthology, a stand-alone novel is due in 2017. (GULP.) You can find several of my works available on Amazon, or here on this site shortly.
My background image is an upside down, slender homage to “Rippled Surface” by M.C Escher, which is my very favorite piece by him. I recommend you buy a print of the original.