Sailbourne has been my principal Internet identity since my first AOL account (hey, we all gotta start somewhere!) back in 1995 or so. But it has in fact been one of my “alter egos” since 1988, and the second Star Wars RPG character I created, the elderly Jedi Dorian Sailbourne.
In my real life I am a forty-something married woman who makes a living as a technical artist for Intel Corporation (I have to spell it out nowadays, because I have nothing to do with spying!) and has way too many hobbies that overfill way too little free time. There are so many cool things to learn and do out there, and I’m still trying to face the fact I won’t be able to try them all in this life.
I have been writing stories from about the time I could hold a pencil; my latest efforts include audio drama scripts for Ollin Productions and the Willamette Radio Workshop, and a short-format podcast called It Was 20 Years Ago Today. This last, as many of my stories are, was literally inspired by a dream.
Other writing efforts have sprung out of my role-playing games, a hobby I’ve had since 1980. I’ve created comprehensive game worlds for both Dungeons & Dragons and the pulp adventure game Justice Inc. My pulp adventure game world is now called The Chamber of Mystery, and I’ve begun an effort to document it all on a wiki.
The quotes you see on the sidebar are all from my personal collection. I’ve been gathering quotations I find particularly apt, moving, thought-provoking, or funny for over 25 years now. You’ll find quotes from real people, fictional people, and the opening lines of a wide variety of books. It was Mary Pettibone Poole who said, “The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is.”
A few graphical and banner links here, for credit and for fun: