Bibliophile. Avid Reader. Nerd.
I have suffered from bibliophilia my entire life. When I was a baby, I slept with my books instead of dolls and started reading at an unnaturally young age. (I won't tell you because you wouldn't believe me anyway.) I realized early on that each book is its own little world and that I can travel to their majestic, beautiful, terrible, and/or wonderful contents just by opening the pages. Due to this, I have an embarrassingly large library of my favorite books – sometimes multiple copies – because I believe in vacationing in my favorite books often. Some of my favorite genres are science fiction, nearly all subgenres of fantasy, historical fiction, and horror. I have recently started reading young adult books, and I'm enjoying it thus far. Some of the treasures in my personal library are my autographed books (Kevin Hearne, Nicole Peeler, Jaye Wells, Keith Donohue, Beth Revis, and several others) and two books that were published in the 1890s.
Bibliophilia is an expensive habit to maintain, so I found work as a librarian. Besides it helping to finance my book collecting, it also gives me an outlet to share my passion with other people. I think the most important thing anyone can do is read, be it a cereal box, magazine, or novel (though we don't circulate cereal boxes at the library - YET). When I am not working or reading, I enjoy spending time with my devious five-year-old daughter - Bug, painting, cooking, writing, and stalking my favorite authors on Twitter.
Will is a freelance translator of All The Things Spanish and English and operates out of a blue police box smack down in the middle of Chile. His favorite genres to read are science fiction and fantasy, along with “all those nice tasty subgenres tucked inside”. (His words, not mine.) He loves books packed with action, and I think he just might have a soft spot somewhere for zombies. Some of his favorite books (okay, and series) are Dune, Honorverse, March Upcountry, Looking Glass, LotR, Mistborn, Grimnoir Chronicles, Monster Hunter International, Gentleman Bastards, Dresden Files, Iron Druid Chronicles, and many more.