AzGaye (Gaye Morgan-Walton) maintains a love affair with books and writing that has endured lifelong. As soon as she could print the alphabet and sound out words, she began to write poetry and fiction. She cannot recall exactly when she transitioned from her parents reading to her to reading for herself but it was at a very tender age! She kept the circulation in motion at the library in her small home town in Arizona and reluctantly gave away two pickup loads of books—crying her eyes out–when she had to move from her home of twenty four years in 2008! She writes romantic fiction, PG-13 heat as Gwynn Morgan and erotic, both straight and LGBT, as Deirdre O’Dare.
She’s done many things over the years from working as a ranch hand and horse trainer to clerical work while in college and then twenty five years as a civilian employee of the US Army and Air Force in human resources and management analysis. Now supposedly retired, she still stays busy and active. Since Oct 2011, she has lived in Alamogordo, New Mexico in a newly acquired home shared with her brother/roommate and five very well-loved dogs. She still gets back to Arizona, her heart’s home, when she can.
Although writing is her first priority, she continues to enjoy many favorite hobbies ranging from astronomy to zoology although the most favored are reading, writing and sewing/crafting. She also enjoys exploring odd roads to mines, ghost towns and scenic spots with her dog or a friend along in her little red truck, taking pictures and now and then picking up a special rock. A more recent passion is sled dogs and long distance races by ‘mushers’ (dog drivers) and those great canines so she goes to Alaska whenever she can to include being a volunteer for the world famous Iditarod, The Last Great Race. She has three grown children, eight grandchildren and even a few great-grands but hastens to add she got a very early start since the first grandchild came along less than a year after her marriage!
AzGaye has been a reviewer for Coffee Time and a few other sites, and then became Book Brew Coordinator—a monthly and later quarterly event to link writers and readers for on-line chatting for about six years. Now starting as an editor, she’s delighted to be back with the Coffee Time Staff and a whole bunch of VSFs—very special friends! She’s never too busy to talk books—history, romance, mystery, fantasy, science fiction and non-fiction pertaining to her many interests. She says she’ll answer all emails sent to email@example.com unless they are asking for money. That, she says, is always in short supply regardless of how good the cause. Any spare cash goes to fund Alaska trips!
Running With Champions by Lisa Frederic