As a shy, awkward kid, M.K. Beutymhill found sharing her stories intimidating, especially when her interests were such a departure from what pop culture insisted was acceptable. She never outgrew her adoration of Victorian lifestyle, fairy tales, or RPGs, and no matter what contact sports or activities she distracted herself with, she always returned to writing.
A childhood spent in dance and orchestra eventually led to a career in professional theatre, where she often found herself inspired by the thrill of the arena. She watched the empty black box transform into a total immersion experience, all brought to life by words upon a page. Her own words itched for a spotlight, and now, as a shy, awkward adult, sharing these stories is no longer a closet hobby - it is a necessity.
When not writing - or daydreaming about writing - M.K. Beutymhill is likely adventuring across the Pacific northwest, navigating conventions and faires, or getting her waltz fix at local dance events. After all, now that her closet space is freed up, there's a lot more room for bustles and parasols. She still loves contact sports, which save her trips to the chiropractor by realigning her spine after hours of writing in poor posture. She's known to host afternoon tea parties for her friends, and will rage hard on a Saturday night with a good jigsaw puzzle. She's an author with the Fairfield Scribes, as well as a proud member of the Avenger's Initiative, a cosplay community outreach organization. To learn more about M.K. Beutymhill and her shenanigans, please find her online at www.mkbeutymhill.com.
And if you're looking for a good read, pick up When to Now: A Time Travel Anthology, which contains M.K. Beutymhill's debut short story, "A Peculiar Count in Time," excerpted from The Curious Count of St. Germain. The story will cause you to drink tea, make contemplative faces, and scream (although maybe not in that order).