About the Author

In Japanese we use the phrase suisei-mushi which means to be born drunk and to die while still dreaming.

Koichi Tohei

Hello again!

Well, what is there to say about me? I'm 32, married, no children but have a black cat called Oscar, and I'm a practising atheist. I live in a 4 bedroom house next to a golf course on the Surry/Hampshire boarder in Southern England. I'm a former Scout Leader, had a motorcyle once upon a former life, and used to work at a Nuclear Research Laboratory. But since getting hitched I'm now lucky enough to be a Lady of Leisure. :))

I write under the psudonym 'Sam Seal', though I'm also known to the 57th as Jester ~<(:-}. And, in case you were wondering, niether names are anything like my given name. {hee hee hee!}

My hobbies are pretty ordinary, really :

Reading - general Fantasy and Science Fiction, Stephen King, Terry Pratchett, the Cadfael books, 1950's National Geographics... well, let's just say I'm on bookcase number 8 now, and there's still books heaped in the floor!

Writing - you might have worked that out by now. ;)) There are still a couple of "DragonLance" spoofs to go, but they are, tragically, inaccessable at the moment as they are stuck on a disc from a now-defunct and cannibalised Archimedes.

Music - Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Pink Floyd, some Metallica, Pearl Jam, OCS, assorted Classical... Again, loads of stuff!

TV - "S:AAB" of course! And "War of the Worlds". Plus I love "3rd Rock from the Sun". I'm also a 'modest' fan of the "StarTrek" genre, "X-Files", series 1 of "Millenium" (before they ruined it IMHO by trying to make it into "X-Files #2"), "Fraiser", "The Simpsons", Action Movies, endless documentaries...

Swimming, cycling, walking - if and when I can, and none of them very well.

Cats! Cats! Cats! Cats! Cats! ~n*

Yep, all in all I'm a pretty regular gal!

Sam (:-}



Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

The courage to change the things I cannot accept,

And the wisdom to hide the bodies of those I had to kill today

Because they pissed me off.