Testing…1, 2, 3…Is this thing on?

Originally posted 2015-09-30 17:25:31.

Greetings and Salutations, I am Ali Gromley – New Mother, Moderate Gamer, and Long Time Writer.  And obviously new contributor to this awesome blog/website.

I have been writing (or at least coming up with stories) from about the time that I could hold a pencil.  I wrote and published my first “book” – The Summer Games Mystery – when I was in the 4th grade and won the Young Author’s competition at my school.  I’ve never stopped writing since and ultimately wound up getting my Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a focus in Creative Fiction Writing.  I’ve finished my first manuscript, The Superhero’s Wife, and currently going through the editing process before shopping it to publishers.

As a gamer, I’ve been gaming for about 10 years (not counting family game nights) and I dabble in everything from video gaming, LARP-ing, Board & Card games, to table-top RPG’s.  My hands down favorite type of games to play are RPG’s…what’s better than getting to play a character in an interactive story?  Whether it’s Call of Cthulhu or classic Dungeons and Dragons, I’m down to play.  Although I always seem to wind up playing the goody, two-shoes Paladin who always has to touch everything…

Mother is the newest title that I’ve added.  My husband and I welcomed our first son, Baron, on September 1st.  So I obviously have no clue what I’m doing.  Right now things are pretty easy with the same daily cycle of feeding and diaper changing, but I’m sure they’ll get more challenging and interesting as he grows and develops.

So what am I doing here?  Well, I hope to inspire folks and share stories related to writing, gaming, and parenthood.  I’ve started my own blog as well and that can be found at West Coast Scribbles.  Hopefully you’ll enjoy what I have to share and be inspired to go and do!