Originally from Southern California, I’m currently residing in and renovating my charming – and definitely not haunted – Victorian manor in Kansas, known as Chez Mouse. I’ve lived in the Southwest, Northwest, Northeast, Midwest and the inaka of Japan.
When I’m not in my home studio, I can be found writing, reading, watching anime, playing cozy games on the Switch, or caring for the special needs cats I foster for Jefferson County Humane Society. IG @chezmousefosters is where you can see my past and currently adoptable fosters.
I’m a published writer of both poetry and prose, working mostly in the genres of dark fantasy and horror. You can get publication news and updates from me by subscribing to the blog on my author page.
Long time gamer, I stream occasionally on Twitch as MelodyAliceVO. I lean toward Indie visual novel games that don’t have voiceover, so people with reading issues can enjoy listening along. Inclusion is something I care about. I hold a certificate from the University of Redlands, Campus for Diversity and Inclusion for completing their Eureka Diversity Program.
During my time employed at University of Redlands, CA, 2006 through 2014, I was a Theatre Arts Assistant, Safe Space Ally, Anime Club Staff Advisor, and Guest Speaker in Japanese 301, presenting on Cosplay.