Writer; greyhound aficionado; avid gardener.
Favorite authors: David Eddings; Pathrick Rothfuss; Mary Stewart; Tom Saunders
Favorite books: Dragonriders of Persn (McCaffrey); Belgarian/Mallorean (Eddings); The Crystal Cave trilogy (Stewart); any and all literary criticism, such as Frye, Goddard, Bloom, Said.
Welcome to Fictionaut, McKenna. I'm from Seattle too, and write about it sometimes, and am likewise a (relatively) new user, having joined about a year ago. At the top of the forum is a sticky topic with hints that you'll no doubt find helpful.