About the author

Warren Adams-Ockrassa

Born in Washington, DC, I wisely escaped the trap of lobbyists and political encrustation by moving, before I was a year old, to Alameda. Well, it was my parents who moved, but I came along for the ride. This was only a few years before Watergate brought an end to Nixon, all of which I was well clear of. Good thinking, eh?<br><br>Since then, I've moved a few other times and am currently located in northern Arizona, and I've explored my own sexual orientation and identity and realized (1) I wasn't as gay as I thought; and (2) while I am a cis male, I'm considerably more comfortable writing from a feminine point of view than almost any other. I suppose that suggests a certain degree of empathy with women, which is good, as I am married to a woman and we have an infant daughter.<br><br>Past gigs have included a history in video production, specifically as an editor; software writing, primarily for education purposes; and visual-media production, advertising, and art direction in the healthcare market.<br><br>On the writing front, my influences include (but are not limited to) Samuel R. Delany, Ursula K. Le Guin, James Tiptree, Douglas Adams, Ray Bradbury, and Terry Pratchett; other writers I admire deeply include Neil Gaiman, Catherynne Valente, Nisi Shawl, and Nnedi Okorafor.<br><br>Find me on the Book of Face, as well: https://www.facebook.com/warrenadamsockrassa/