I am a writer of fiction, first and foremost.
When I was in high school, I had a creative writing teacher who went around the room, telling each of us students what category our writing styles best fit into. I was pegged as a horror writer. I shrugged it off, said it was a phase. It has been many years since then and the phase is still going strong.
Always, though, do I strive for literary fiction even if it happens to fall into a genre. Aside from the aforementioned horror (I have been working on my zombie apocalypse opus for nearly nine years now), I also enjoy writing space operas and stories built around character rather than plot.
Sometimes I write poetry though it's not very good.
Like any good writer, I greatly enjoy reading though I had fallen out of the practice and only recently have I begun, once again, to delve into the literary world on a regular basis. And so, I am always on the lookout for new tales and works of prose and verse to consume.
Aside from all the word stuff, I love trains. Love watching them, love riding them. I think for me, at least part of it is the romance of the journey - someday I would love to travel the U.S. and the world by train.
And if I fail to cut it in the world of literature (and even if I make it, really), I would eagerly turn to a career on the rails. Seriously, don't question my love for trains.
Cats are fine too.