I am a PhD student, mother of a four year old son, partner of an independent filmmaker, college English instructor, writing tutor, and guardian of a rescue pup. I wear many hats, if you will. Just in case my PhD status didn’t alert you to this, I’m also a tremendous nerd. I am a sufferer of panic disorder, a curator of the weird, a lover of the beautiful, and an enjoy-er of pop culture. Writing here will thus feature an array of content; I am sometimes a monster.
I will also feature content here that is written by some of my friends, who are tremendously talented individuals with interests as varied as my own. They, too, are part-time monsters. And so are you, in all likelihood. Even if you don’t yet recognize it.
It’s sweet to have a writing website I designed myself. It’s even sweeter to give my little sister a dragon. That what Sourcerer is. He is Part Time Monster’s dragon. Today we see how loud he can roar.
Sourcerer is still a fledgling. I plan to eventually connect it to every network WordPress allows.
We did this is because we want to build the blog of our dreams, but it can’t be built all at once. The blog of our dreams is a bit like Comparative Geeks, but we want a blog with a lot more geeks.
We have a strategy to reach our goal. We started four blogs. We picked one to be our brand and specialized the other three.
We invite contributors and collaborators.
Our top priority right now is providing Part Time Monster fresh content every day. If we keep that up long enough, we believe we will one day have the blog of our dreams.
I hope you will follow us, watch us grow, and share this with your friends.
We love readers just as much as we love writers.
And we really love a good story.
1. I like lists. There’s something profoundly comforting about a list.
2. I was born and raised in a small Mississippi town, where I lived most of my life. I’ve recently moved to New Orleans.
3. I earned an undergraduate degree in English with a history minor from Mississippi University for Women; I earned a master’s degree in British literature from University of Southern Mississippi, where I am now pursuing a PhD.
4. I have a young son who brings more joy to my life than I can ever, ever say. For the purposes of this blog, the Star Wars obsessed little guy will be known as the Little Jedi.
5. Ants frighten me, especially in large numbers. Scratch that-any bug frightens me in large numbers. But ants are particularly nerve wracking.
6. I miss the years when I could wear pajama pants to class at MUW without anyone looking at me strangely, because most everyone else was wearing their pajama pants, too.
7. I’m a feminist; I trace this to the seventh grade, when I decided to join the band and wanted to play the drums, but couldn’t because Mom told me they were a “boy” instrument.
8. I love animals. I have a rescue pup, and I’d have more if I had the room and time to devote to them.
9. I’m a teacher and a tutor. I love my jobs; there’s nothing quite like the light in someone’s eyes when they understand a concept in a new way, and I love being able to assist. I also love all the things I get to learn while working with others.
10. I love children’s and young adult literature and watching cartoons, but my favorite film genre is drama.
11. I’m a curly-girl, and I feel different when my hair is straight, like I’m pretending to be something I’m not.
12. I develop little crushes on people very easily. I fall in love with the passion someone has while talking, the way their hair falls across their face, or the soft exhale of their cigarette smoke.
13. There are so many books that I want to read, that I should read, that I have problems re-reading any book. I feel as if I’m wasting my time, even if I love the book.