Author S. Roit has been reading since perhaps age three, which makes it about -cough cough- years and counting. This strange creature read everything, as in, the entire library (including encyclopedias). This was in the Dark Ages, my pretties. A world without internet. (Cue blood-curdling scream.)
Authors were faceless rock stars, therefore it never occurred to S. that someone from a tiny (really tiny) town could pursue a writing career. Not even while acing English class.
S. dabbled in poetry, wrote lyrics in a band, played all the parts in one-person skits, talked to invisible people, (but they were real, every writer understands this) and in general, did not live in the same world as everyone else.
One day, after a year and a half of prompting from role play partners, S. sat down and banged out a novel. Lo and behold (and much to S.'s constant amazement), that novel was picked up by the first publisher it was sent to. (Snowbooks was so kind to get that book off the floor.)
S. now resides in Seattle, and often may be found haunting dark bars, parks, and the coast.
UPDATE: Roit has had several books published since 2008, had a hiatus, and has now returned as an indie author, doing her own covers as well as the writing.
You may know her from her Paris Immortal series.
I am active on all of the usual social media sites, as S. Roit.
Writers, I am up for proofreading jobs and light editing. Fee can be discussed, based on project.
I am also into photography, and have photos I will sell, or may agree to allow you the use of, depending.
I have recently begun making covers. Feel free to ask me for advice about this (still an amateur as of this writing), and also about writing--or just hit me up to chat. I'm very approachable.
In my other life, I am a barber. If you're in Seattle, ask about a haircut.