The Dark Secret

My sister and I were having coffee the other day, and I told her I have a blog and that I must start blogging. She informed me, very emphatically, that the first thing I have to do is an introduction, or a wildly hysterical story that will have people crying with laughter as they snort incoherently.

As I don’t have any stories that funny at the moment, I’ve opted for an intro blog.

Hello, My name is Nicole DragonBeck and I am a writer.

(…crickets chirping…)

Now that dark secret is out in the open, fresh air, we can begin a wonderfully trusting and honest relationship and it’s a pleasure to meet you.

The bio I put in my books reads as follows: Nicole Beck was born in California one snowy summer long ago, the illegitimate offspring of an elf and a troll. At a young age her powers exploded and she was banished to the wilderness of South Africa because her spells kept going inexplicably awry. There she was raised by a tribe of pygmy Dragons and had tremendous adventures, including defeating a terrible Fire-Demon that had been tormenting a sect of Dwarf priests. In gratitude they taught her the arcane magic of writing and the rest is horribly misinterpreted history. She reads as much as she writes, is obsessed with dragons and Italians, enjoys cooking, listening to music and can often be heard fiddling on a keyboard or guitar. She currently lives in Clearwater, Florida, is a member of The Ink Slingers Guild and is working on several novels, all of which have at least one mention of a dragon. She lists friends, music and life among her greatest influences.

The bio of my FB page reads: I was born on the first day of a year-long eclipse of the sun, the thirteenth child of the Prince of Elves and an enchantress. As a small child I fell into a poisoned well and was horribly transformed by the toxic sludge seething in the deep darkness. I was fished out by a band of gypsies, who promised to feed and clothe me if I cooked and cleaned for them. They taught me to ride bareback and read palms, but I royally pissed off the leader by setting his wagon on fire and he cursed me with a great imagination and an equally great inability to tell the truth…and the rest is history. 😉

Both are equally accurate. Really, I just enjoy making things up and writing them down. I like cooking and baking – I make a killer lasagne and garlic bread (I looovvveee Italian food. And Italian men.) I read when I can, try to watch enlightening, intellectual movies and am a bit of a nerd. A lot of a nerd actually, and proud of it.

I will try very hard to entertain you with tales of dragons, magic, music, adventures in the kitchen, and a variety of politically incorrect opinions that I will find a relevant reason to share.

In the immortal words of Ringo Starr, Peace and Love