Meet Jade Walker


Birthday: November 23
Eyes: Green
Hair: At the moment, strawberry blonde
Home: New York City, N.Y.
* April 11 - Drips, New York City, 7 p.m.
Various Trivia
I was born in Chicago, Ill., but have lived in Florida, Mississippi,
California and New York.
Pets: Princess, Sox, Noel and Lily. My two other cats, Gizmo and AP (like the Associated Press), are living with my ex-boyfriend.
Studied: News-editorial journalism and criminal justice at the University of Miami in Florida. Graduated from the Metro-Dade Citizens Police Academy.
Published: In newspapers, magazines and online.
Books: "Summer of my Soul" (1997), "Secrets of AOL" (1998), "Cyber Age Adventures" (2000), "Sex, Death and Other" (scheduled for 2001).
People who've influenced my writing: Ray Villello, Alan Prince, Edna Buchanan, Jay Kravitz, Howard Kurtz, Mike Royko and Mitch Gelman.
Reads: Diana Gabaldon, Harlan Ellison, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Sue Grafton, Edgar Poe, William Shakespeare, Janet Evanovich, Laurell K. Hamilton and Dennis Lehane.
Favorite books: The "Outlander" series by Gabaldon, The "Sandman" series by Gaiman and Katherine Neville's "The Eight"
Listens to: Everything from Mozart to Nine Inch Nails.
Current favs include: Sting, Prince, Tori Amos, Vertical Horizon, Sarah McLachlan, The Story, The Cure, INHOUSE, Suzanne Ciani, Enigma, Peter Gabriel, E, Voltaire and Loreena McKennitt.
Likes to eat: Chocolate, tonkatsu and orgasmic chicken
Likes to watch: Law & Order, Northern Exposure, Moonlighting, Ed, Beauty and the Beast, ER, Sports Night, West Wing, Inside the Actor's Studio, Crocodile Hunter and Bob Ross Does Painting.
Hobbies: Working on my iMac, dreaming, practicing witchcraft, indulging in book buying sprees, visiting cemeteries, watching movies, dancing, moonbathing and seeking immortality.
Favorite songs: "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel, "Joy in Repetition" by Prince, "Pictures of You" by The Cure, "A Thousand Years" by Sting, "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails and "Mad About You" by Sting.
Inspiration: Traveling, the beach, the moon, the night, music, the smell of old books, love.
Worst habit: Chocolate chips for breakfast
Pet peeves: Dishonesty, apathy, religious fervor
Perfect Sunday: Sleep until 4, take a drive, go to the beach, come home to pet my cats, play Diablo II, work on my latest novel, read a great book, bake some cookies and then finish Inscriptions. <----This is what I call relaxing. :-)
Favorite word: Passion
Favorite Quotes:
On Life
"You don't have to be a house to be haunted." --Emily Dickinson
"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." -- Emily Bronte
"Nothing makes you feel more stupid than finding out you were wrong when you thought you were loved." --A. L. Kennedy
"Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives."--William Dement
"Atheism is a non-prophet organization." --George Carlin
"When you live in the shadow of insanity, the appearance of another mind that thinks and talks as yours does is something close to a blessed event." --R. Pirsig
"My darling girl, when are you going to understand that 'normal' isn't a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage." --Robin Swicord
On Work
"If my doctor told me I had only six months to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster." --Isaac Asimov
"Writing is easy. All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead." --Gene Fowler
"I write for the same reason I breathe -- because if I didn't, I would die." --Isaac Asimov
For Fun
"I don't kill flies but I like to mess with their minds. I hold them above globes. They freak out and yell, 'Whoa, I'm way too high!'" --Bruce Baum
"A lady came up to me on the street and pointed at my suede jacket. 'You know a cow was murdered for that jacket?' she sneered. I replied in a psychotic tone, 'I didn't know there were any witnesses. Now I'll have to kill you too.'" --Jake Johansen
"Your work is only as good as your concentra-- Hey look! A cloud shaped like Snoopy!" --Martell Stroup
"It wasn't a dark and stormy night. It should have been, but that's the weather for you." --Terry Pratchett
Favorite Links:
Jaded Writings
Jim Romenesko's MediaNews
Media Notes: Howard Kurtz
Stop the Presses!: Steve Outing
Content-Exchange Weblog
Carl Hiaasen
Bob Green
New York Times
Associated Press
Association of Electronic Publishers
Book Pricer
The Burry Man Writers Center
Freedom Forum
Reviewers' International Organization
Sci Fi.Com
Suite 101's Freelancer Page

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