Hello, I’m Jaymi Elford (also known as innowen online). I’m not too good with introductions, so this is gonna be a bit brief. I’m a writer, reader, artist, tarot reader, and firespinner. Actually, my passions and hobbies go far beyond that short list or here on the site. I grew up in the suburbs of Denver and transplanted myself here in the pacific Northwest. I’m mommy to three cats and I married my best friend, kender.
Writing is my life. As soon as I learned how to pen my name, I started obsessively writing it into books. I have a really old copy of Dulac’s Snow Queen that bears witness to this (I cringe just thinking about it now though.) These days, you’ll find me mostly writing dark fantasy stories for the Young Adult market. I love crafting stories that take place in a world-like-ours-but-only-slightly-different.
No matter where my life has taken me, my love for writing seems to always be there, in one form or another. I received a B.A. in writing. My mind is very active, spewing forth a constant stream of words: stories, articles, technical documentation. You name it, I’ve prolly done it. I’ve been writing novel drafts every year for NaNoWriMo.org since 2002. Currently, I’m revising one of those novel drafts for publication.
Other fun things about me:
- Astrology sign: Leo
- Favorite number: 88
- Used to dye a blue streak in my hair
- Very passionate about swirlies and harlequin prints
- Perfect food: Sushi
- I rescue books (although these days, I love my eBook library). I still support Powell’s.
- My name appears above Neil Gaiman’s in the Ravens in the Library listing