I have been writing since high school, although I didn't start seriously studying the craft until my son was born in 2000. I write fantasy and some very light sci-fi. My short fiction tends to be dark while my longer work has a lighter tone.
In my day job, I'm a church secretary and I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music: Vocal Performance. I do still sing when I get the chance and have enjoyed being a private voice teacher in the past. I find that music sneaks its way into my fiction with regularity.
I enjoy Tae Kwon Do along with my son. As of this writing, I am a deputy black belt and he is a red belt--yes, I am more advanced than he is, and he may hold it against me until he's big enough for it not to matter anymore.