About Fai

Fai was born and raised in Tacoma, WA. Every day she expected Mt. Rainier to explode. Finally, when she was 28, Mt. St. Helens did explode. She learned something that day. For all those years, she had worried about the wrong mountain.

But that didn’t stop her. No. Instead, she increased her level of vigilance to worry about as many things as possible. Still, it was the things she’d never thought of that happened. Her creative skills were put to the test.

And that’s when she started writing. The more she made up problems for her characters, the less anxiety she suffered about her own life. Soon she realized just how much fun that was. She began writing seriously and found she couldn’t stop.

She lives with her wife, Becky, in an old Victorian home in a small town north of Seattle. Moxie, a Chow-Chow/Newfoundland mix and Pepe, a Tuxedo cat, makes her laugh every day. Her writing studio is in a small attic room at the back of the house overlooking the garden and patio. She listens to the Muse whispering through the open window, and she writes.

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  1. At tonight’s meeting, you asked about the ebook editing program I used. It is called Sigil, and you can download it at: http://www.snapfiles.com/downloadfind.php?st=Ebook+publishers&search=Go&action=s&ref=3. These kinds of programs are rather complex, but basically, you can write your file in MS Office, Open Office, Libre Office, etc. Then from the file menu, select Export to HTML. Those programs will create an HTML file using the original filename.htm. Open Sigil, and import filename.htm, and then following instructions in the tutorial series, have Sigil convert the file to an EPUB file. It doesn’t take very long, and the basic steps are simple. Once created, the filename.epub can be read by any reader that uses .epub format. If you don’t have an ebook reader, you can download the AdobeDigitalEditions epub reader that will run on your computer. Just go to Adobe.com and search the available downloads.

    I spend hours searching freeware sites for useful applications, programs, software tools, etc. That’s how I found these. There are at least a dozen or so freeware, and portable freeware sites, easily found through Google, Yahoo, Bing, DuckDuckGo!, Altavista, etc. “Portable” freeware is software that can be installed and run directly from a flash drive. So you can carry just about any kind of office-suite, diagnostic tools, educational software, or other kind of program in your pocket (or pocket book, as the case may be)!

    –Robert

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