Julie Sondra Decker: The Author Stuff
Since I'm a serial rambler, the novel medium is the one that called my name. I've written nine novels and have a few others in progress or planned. I've also written more than two dozen short stories, a lot of rants and essays, a nonfiction book, a bunch of articles (some of which are published), and some hilariously bad poetry.
I also do webcomics. I'm the author of Negative One (a long-form fantasy webcomic) and So You Write (a strip-style toon with writing-related jokes).
My literary agent for fiction is Michelle Johnson of Inklings Literary. My fantasy trilogy is on submission to major publishers.
Julie Sondra Decker: The Activist Stuff
I'm pretty well known as an asexuality awareness activist. I write articles on this mostly invisible orientation and sometimes I get interviewed in mainstream magazines or radio or even movies. I keep an up-to-date listing of my speaking engagements, interviews, and appearances on my main site's media page, and a list of my published articles is available there too.
My nonfiction book on the topic, The Invisible Orientation, is represented by Andrea Somberg of Harvey Klinger. It has sold to Skyhorse Publishing/Carrel Books with an expected publication date in September 2014.
Julie Sondra Decker: The Non-Writing Interests
I like drawing, singing, playing Dance Dance Revolution, gardening, reading, writing book reviews, playing with websites, literary criticism, asexuality awareness activism, tennis, making YouTube videos, baking, riding my bicycle, talking to friends, arts and crafts, science fiction and fantasy, manga and anime, playing with babies, fairy tales and mythology, unusual music, animal rights, musicals and stage shows, ping-pong, outer space, karaoke, journaling, feminism, dreams, candles, cartoons, fat activism, solitude, webcomics, personality analysis, imagination, queer rights, environmentalism, Halloween, humor, inspiration, long hair, copic markers, nature, nostalgia and documentation, and discussion of paganism and atheism.
Julie Sondra Decker: The Personal Details
I’m thirty-six years old, not interested in dating or marriage, and not planning to have children. I’m an aromantic asexual woman, a vegetarian, a natural blonde, an eldest daughter, a soprano, a good speller, an editor, and a creativity junkie. I’m 4’11″ tall; I type well over 100 words per minute; I live in Florida, USA; I don’t know how to drive; I have Russian, Hungarian, German, and French heritage; half of my family is from Jewish roots and the other half is from Catholic roots; I live alone in a two-bedroom apartment; and I graduated from the University of Florida in 2000 with a Bachelor’s in elementary education and a psychology minor.
Julie Sondra Decker: The Blog
In case you were wondering, "In Propinquity" is this blog's title because I nicked it from a quote in Keith Miller's fantastic book The Book of Flying:
"But keep characters in propinquity long enough and a story will always develop a plot."