All About Anne Louise Bannon
About me, the facts
I live in Southern California with my husband and critters. I have a grown daughter who is self-supporting and calls me regularly. I make soap, which I also sell. My husband and I make the things most sane people buy. He makes wine and roasts his own coffee beans (I am sooooo lucky!) I make some of our clothes, bread and the soap. I also dabble in cheesemaking on those rare weekends I have some time. We love to eat, taste and write about wine, look at art and read. I mostly read mysteries, a little fantasy here and there and I’m just starting to get interested in romance. And I read news and information.
About me, philosophically
I’m a writer, which is as much about who I am as what I do. I’m a storyteller, both those based in fact (my career as a freelance journalist) and those based in fancy (my career as a novelist). My storytelling is fed by my incredible curiosity – and, yes, some folks call it nosiness. I really am all over the place, mostly because there’s always something new and interesting to explore and learn about.
That’s what led me to pick Robin Goodfellow as my avatar. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is my favorite play of all time and Puck (aka Robin Goodfellow) is my favorite character. He’s a mischievous fairy, given to poking holes in egos. He’s the one who puts the donkey head on Bottom and sets it up so Queen of the Fairies Titania wakes up and magically falls in love with the ass. Puck also uses the same magic flower to get both the lovers Lysander and Demetrius to fall in love with the formerly spurned Helena. Although, you have to cut Puck some slack – King of the Fairies Oberon only told him to look for an Athenian, not which one.
Puck is also fast – he says he’ll put a girdle round about the earth in 40 minutes. Okay, I’m not that fast, but I do love me some mischief, really love poking holes in over-inflated egos and will dive right in, even if it gets me into trouble sometimes.
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