I am a writer with a background in science. I have a book (self-published) that was the outcome of studying psychology after studying geology, and getting hooked on Piaget in the process. I have also written some screenplays (no sales yet) and am leaning towards family-friendly material with a fantasy bent.
February 2015: I have updated the barefoot legal page in a couple of places (long overdue - did I say I was tired?).
Also, I have added an essay on why I had to leave Your Eatopia, an eating disorder website with private forums, because I felt the need to write it up. I don't know if anyone from there will ever find it or not. I don't really care right now.
I'm autistic, exceptionally gifted, and chronically unemployed. I'm always looking for another adventure to send my mind on as a distraction.
For fun, I like to explore new places and new cultures. Two of the most powerful experiences in my life involved crossing the country on the bus and starting over in a completely new environment: Ottawa to Vancouver in 1998 and Vancouver to Montreal in 2010.
I'm constantly fascinated by what makes people tick and how cultures work. My greatest passion as a child was mythology, and in a way, that's what I'm still studying. And learning to create now, as well.
I have been barefoot full time since July 9, 2009. Shoes were torture for me, and I find it much easier to walk now (except on gravel, sharp stones and snow). Independently, I used to eat paleo for health reasons but discovered it was making me sicker. While I was at it (when I discovered there was a paleo lifestyle to go with the diet) I've played with cold acclimatization because why not? And I've been sleeping on the floor since July 2013. On the whole, the worst part of the paleo lifestyle is the restricted diet, and the best part is going barefoot and finally being able to walk properly.
My current legal name (since 1993): Anemone Cerridwen
Born: Sarah Anne Robertson, December 25, 1964 (10:25 pm EST, approx.)
I was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada. I have also lived in Edmonton, Calgary, Pembroke (Ontario), and Vancouver, worked in northern Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland in summer jobs, travelled almost the entire TransCanada highway at least once in each direction, and am currently living in Montreal.