So I'm Pauline. I've written a couple volumes of , the last a counterfactual starring a not-dead-at-25 in Italy. My diss at (where I persist in a job doing things to computers) was about the novel (, , ) as lyric, with help from and such.

I live with my excellent family in the and mess with .

Also bound to post stuff, including freakouts about the facial surgery I'm having in, um, two days, behind CWs if alarming or gross.

( to ease those awkward moments at the water cooler)

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@vjoshuaadams flattered! It never went through a turn-it-into-a-book cleanup but it’s archived for the world at I’d be delighted if you turned up anything of interest in there!

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