My name is L. K. Chazda Hill, but as a writer, I’ve used other names as well. I started as a technical writer (in 1994) and gradually learned my way into fiction writing. To do that, I worked as an editor for a few years. I helped other people get published and from doing that, I learned what it takes to write fiction.
It takes a LOT.
I am an Accredited Blogger, a passionate speaker and communications coach, a creative writing instructor, a hybrid author, a lazy artist and a fervently active writer. I write screenplays, plays, illustrated storybooks and MG-YA novels.
For four years I lead (you can’t really call what I did directing) the Kids English Theatre (KET) in Homburg, Germany.
To read more about my writing and my rants, visit my personal website, www.KC-Hill.com.
My porn name is Troi Curry. (No, not really. It‘s a game: take the name of your first pet and the street where you spent most of your childhood.)
My favorite novel changes on a regular basis, but the book I can read over and over is The Moor by Laurie R. King.
If I could live on Mars, I wouldn’t. I like Earth. But thinking about what living on Mars would be like is serious fun.
I think I dated or at least met every male character on The Big Bang Theory. They are so spot-on, it’s ridiculous. (NOTE: The Big Bang itself is no longer a theory, it’s been scientifically proven.)
I am TV-cursed: Firefly, Almost Human, Limitless and Agent Carter were cancelled after one season. I love these shows. CSI in every flavor is thriving and they are so lame it makes my face hurt.
I don’t have a favorite color, but cannot stand the color gray. Unless it’s Dorian Gray. Oscar Wilde was a creative, mad genius.
I don’t have any pets because I’ve developed allergies over the years, but at one time had 5 cats. Yes, I was one of THOSE.
I’m a former smoker, which makes me one of those obnoxious people Real Smokers can barely stand. (Though honestly, some of my closest friends are smokers. *COUGH.*)
I no longer drive a car. I walk fast for a New Mexican (my heritage) - but too slow for a New Yorker. I will not ride a bicycle. Forget it.
If I could have any super power, it would be super speed, like the Flash. I would burn through calories so fast, it would be awesome. Plus: never again late. Super-plus: I could breakfast anywhere in the world, any time - and still never be late.
I don’t consider myself to be a collector of anything, but I do admit to over 300 illustrated storybooks in my home, and I can also admit that they are no longer for my daughter’s benefit. Ahem.
I have Majors in English and Philosphy from the University of New Mexico. I am also a certified Residential Designer (certified as an interior designer for homes, not commercial or industrial buildings). I spent a semester in Alaska and another semester in Florida, in a Disney exchange program. I continue to take writing or publishing classes and seminars on a semi-regular basis.
Born 1971 on the first day of the last month. I share my birthday with Woody Allen, Minoru Yamasaki (architect of the original Twin Towers and World Trade Center), Martin Klaproth (chemist who discovered many elements), and Marie Tussaud.
Most of my childhood was spent in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I’ve been living in the Hessen area of Germany since 2002, and have settled in the spa town of Homburg, Germany with my family.
How I Pay the Bills
I am self employed as a writer and teacher (of English and Creative Writing). I‘ve kept myself very busy with other work, like writing and directing plays and reading events at the local library, but right now I‘m keeping a much greater focus on my novel writing. That meant needing to simplify.
Why I Created GSB
Life is too short to hang around stinkers. I need creative people in my life, and blogging for creative people has indeed brought me closer to other creative minds.
As a person who has been a Mentor or a Trainer or a Communications Coach or a Creativity Coach or an English Teacher, or a Creative Writing Teacher, it seems pretty clear (took me a while to figure this out about myself) that I am the type of person who really enjoys helping other people Do Stuff. I get a great thrill when I inspire someone or help someone succeed - or just help, period.
Love my Blog
One of the things I love most about my blog here is that I get emails from interesting people who want to do more with their imagination. It’s incredibly rewarding, and producing quality information to help boost people in the right direction (read: UP) is something so great, I really couldn’t ever have imagined it being so great.
If you’re interested in getting to know me, please visit my Author Platform. You‘ll find it at www.KC-Hill.com.
Keep creating, no matter what.