Karebear 101:

"Karebear" is the nickname I've held on to since I was knee-high to a grasshopper.  I guess you could say I'm a jack-of-all-trades, but a master of none!  First and foremost, I am a wife and mother.  But I am also an author.  I found my calling and I love it!  Music is a HUGE part of my life.  I can't imagine a day without it.  I love to sing and plunk on the ivory.  Which reminds me, I desperately need to restring my guitar...  You can also find me fishing, camping, riding horses, taking random road trips, hunting, drag racing (yeah, I can hold my own with the big boys), randomly breaking out in dance, 4 wheelin', putting together puzzles, snuggling on the couch watching a movie, gaming, scrapbooking, and of course, reading!  After high school I worked full time for the government and put myself through college.   Two years and some change later, I earned an Associates in Computer Science.  I was later accepted to WSU, where my next degree sits waiting patiently.  I currently live in Washington state with my sweetie pie, three amazing boys (our minions), a chocolate lab, and a min pin.  Yep, never a dull moment at my house! Someone hand me a cold one...

 

Favorite Music:
Depends on my mood.  I'm a head to toe country girl, but from classical to R&B, pop to folk, I pretty much love it all.  Miranda Lambert, Ray LaMontagne, Sara Bareilles, Pentatonix, Josh Groban, Jennifer Lopez, Nat King Cole...  You get the picture.  ;o)  My current "mood music" for when I'm writing consists of a LOT of Howard Shore, Hanz Zimmer, Jeremy Seoul, Loreena McKennitt...  **Thank you Pandora!!**
 
Favorite Movies/TV:
Yay to movie nights!  I love The Hobbit/LOTR, Pride and Prejudice (the one with Keira Knightley), CSI-Crime Scene Investigation, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Twilight, Aliens, Supernatural, Grey's Anatomy, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, The Walking Dead, Robin Hood...  I'm also a #12!  Seahawks all the way, baby!!   GO HAWKS!
 
Favorite Books:
I have a decent library started, and I really enjoy collecting really old books.  I am as eclectic with books as I am with music & movies.  I am a huge fan of JRR Tolkien, Stephenie Meyer, Patricia Cornwell, Laurell K. Hamilton, Suzanne Collins, and just recently added to the list - George RR Martin.  I own almost every one of Stephen King's books - and for those of you who have researched his work, that is a LOT!!!  I can get completely wrapped up in a gripping mystery, and turn into a gooey mush ball with a good love story. 
 
What she's reading now: 
"Moon Called" by Patricia Briggs
"Of Fire and Ice" by George RR Martin
 
Heroes:
My Mom - She's stronger than she'll ever know! 
My Grampa - I still miss him sooo much! 
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