Wondering about the strange woman behind the curtain, eh? (All right, never mind the fact that there is no curtain. )
I’m Nonny Morgan. Technically, it’s not my legal name, but it will be eventually. I hate my birth name, and as such, I’ve written under various pen names over the years, including H. E. Smith (that’s part of the legal…) and Nonny Harper (hey, I was seventeen when I picked it, gimme a break here). Currently, I write romance as Elisabeth Drake, erotica as Vera Nightshade, and fantasy as Alina Morgan.
I’m a published fiction writer specialising in dark fantasy with integral romantic elements, although I also write romance, science fiction, horror, and erotica. If you want to be anal-retentive about it, “dark romance/fantasy crossover” is the closest approximation.
If you’re interested in reading more about my work, follow the Free Reads, Novels, or Novellas links.
Currently, I’m an admin for the award-winning Romance Divas writing community.
As for the “mundane” details, I live in the Western Washington area with my wicked, muse-inciting slavedriver husband, Alan Morgan, my crazy indescribable boyfriend Paul, and four five nutjob cats. Oh, and way too many computers to count. For the not-so-mundane, I’m a polyamorous bisexual non-theistic pagan writer goth chick. I end up looking at things, well, from the outside of the box. Think square peg, screw round hole.
Blog/LJ Note: My blog here at emdrake.com is specifically for writing-related and loosely personal topics. Prepare to find rants, raves, snippets, progress updates, and the odd “real life”-related post. I also keep a personal LiveJournal, and I have an open friending policy. Unless there’s a good reason for me not to do so, I’ll friend you back (disclaimer: whenever I get around to checking who’s friended me recently). I’m very open and frank (also a curmedgeon before my time, and I don’t hold the bitchiness) on my LJ. If you’re not comfortable with sometimes explicit posts about goth, polyamory, paganism, lesbianism/bisexuality, BDSM, sex, etc., you’re probably better off not reading it.
IM Note: If you decide to IM me, please be forewarned that I may not always be at the computer. (I have my client set to idle, but not all clients seem to recognize it.) Or, I may be too busy to chat. Still, feel free to ping me, and I’ll get to you when I can. Should you use Yahoo, please mention in your opening message you’ve read my work or such. Unfortunately, I get a lot of unsolicited and unwanted male attention in Yahoo , so if a message isn’t identifiable, I tend to auto-block. (Otherwise I’d spend way too much time beating away creepy jackasses. )