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About meI am a writer. I write everything, but especially like gothic romance, horror, and science fiction. That is also what I most enjoy reading, but I read everything. My mother, Hazel Henson, is the one who taught me to love books. When I was a little girl I couldn't wait to start school because she told me that when I learned how to read I would have "The Key To Storybook Land", to travel to many wonderful places. She was right. I am 65 years old now, a widow. Mama left me her house when she died April 19, 2011, and I am trying to keep as much as I can the way she left it, including and especially her dolls and her books. I would like to hear from anybody else who writes, loves books and computers, or collects dolls, or just anybody else who wants to write to me. I will try to answer everybody who writes.
About my libraryI have 1000's of hardcopy books, and am trying to organize my library. At one time I had an old book telling how the Dewey Decimal System works, and was going to organize my books in the Chicken House Library my husband, Gain, built for me in an old chicken house. After he died, and I came back home to live with Mama again (Daddy has been dead since 1998,so she was alone too), I lost the book. Now that I am on the Internet, I intend to look up the information on the Internet, and eventually organize all my books with the Dewey Decimal System, even though I think it is no longer used. I also am building a web library by bookmarking all the free online books (millions of them available) and reading them online. I am saving them in folders to go back to whenever I like, and am going to try to use Library Thing to organize them with the Dewey Decimal System too. I read my favorite books over and over. I try to reread "The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells, and "The Crystal World" by J.G. Ballard once a year. My favorite writers are Stephen King and J.G. Ballard, and I would like to have a complete set of both of their books---any condition as long as it's readable. I don't do first editions, just good readable copies--most of my books come from thrift shops, flea markets and yard sales. My absolute favorite book, though, other than the Bible, of course, is Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting Of Hill House", and that's the scariest book I've ever read. I used to have a copy of it, and would like to get another copy. I have started the online library with William Hope Hodgson's,"The House On The Borderland" and "The Night Land". Mama shared a copy of "The House On The Borderland" with me when I was a teenager. I am reading "The Night Land" now online. All of William Hope Hodgson's and H.P. Lovecraft's work is free to read online now, since they are out of copyright. Everything that is out of copyright (published before 1927, I think, is out of copyright), so there is more out of copyright than still in copyright. That doesn't include work by the many writers, who, like me, don't believe in copyright, so let everybody read it free online. (I know a lot of writers disagree with giving their writing away, but I think putting ads on your website, as many sites do now, is a better way to make money than selling your writing.) I am publishing all my writing to Facebook right now, so if you want to read it, join Facebook and send me a Friend Request. I never turn a Friend Request down. I don't have much published yet, but will have it all on Facebook and other sites as I get time to type it. I have a lot on my Facebook, but only one short short story, "Multiple Images Of The Ruined City Of Time" typed and posted as of March 11, 2012.
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