Name/Penname: Alicia Rae, Erica Laia, Jade Age: 24 State/country: Pennsylvania, USA Education: I hold a Master's and a Bachelor's Degree in Instrumental Performance (Oboe). I also have a minor in creative writing. Hobbies and Favorites What are your hobbies? Reading, Writing, Composing music, relaxing with my pets and boyfriend What is/are your favorite book(s) and authors? Inheritance Cycle, Inkheart Series, Lord of the Rings What is/are your favorite movie(s) and TV show(s)? Game of Thrones, How to Train Your Dragon, Penny Dreadful, Phantom of the Opera (2004) Writing How long have you been writing? Since I was about 12, so about 12 years now. What was the first story you wrote that you remember? (Is it finished, and has anyone read it?) Honestly the first story I fully wrote involved two of the characters in my serious WIP in their kid forms saving an injured dragon and nursing it back to health. No one has read it and no one probably ever should! Tell us a little about your favorite character to write about. Cedric Fletcher. He's not in my current WIP but a roleplay on another site, and he's so complex and interesting that I love to get in his head. Tell us a little about a fantasy world you've created. Arakunia is a land shared by humans and dragons, and that goes just about as well as you would expect. The humans have exploited the dragon's magic and encroached on their territories as their population continues to expand. Frozen wastes lie in the north, divided by a mountain range with only a narrow pass. To the south stretches a huge expanse of forest surrounded by marshlands and then coastal regions. Dragons inhabit each of these four biomes, adapted to survive and thrive off the land. Tell us a little about your current work in progress. How's it going? In a land where humans and dragons have struggled for centuries to live in peace, Rebecca is its newest enchantress - the human vessel for the ocean dragons' magic. Thrust violently into a war her mother helped to create, one that she fuels with her very existence, Rebecca has little choice but to embrace her destiny and undo the mistakes of the past. But without a soul dragon of her own, how can she ever expect to harness the power sealed within? It's shaping into a trilogy at the moment, possibly longer. I have the majority of books 1-2 outlined with 3 on the way. Being in school, it's difficult for me to find time to write, but I'm taking it one step at a time! Have you participated in NaNoWriMo? If so, how has your experience been? Not yet, but I believe I will try to participate this year in November! Worldsmyths How did you find out about Worldsmyths? By personal recommendation. What made you decide to join? Recommendation by the creator! What do you hope to gain from Worldsmyths? I would love to get feedback and motivation from other writers, and provide my own where I can. I love to make new online friends with similar interests! Below, meet Rebecca and Kaos, characters in my WIP.