As of July 2010, I am no longing earning a living, but rather pursuing one, aka an MFAC from Hamline University in St. Paul. When not studying and writing maniacally, I can be found wondering why I didn't do this sooner. A lot sooner.
I also write middle-grade and young adult fantasy--and even got a book into print. My first middle-grade novel, "The Hidden Arrow of Maether," came out in 2000; the French version, "La Marque de L'Elue," came out in 2002. Now you know why I write nonfiction; it's a lot easier to make money writing that than fantasy.
On my list of life goals, just one remains: to live in Ireland more than 3 weeks at a time. To write a whole novel there. This is a goal my travel-happy critique group actively encourages (thanks, guys!). I even tried learning Irish--yikes! It conquered me. Okay, so not every SINGLE one of my life goals have been met. But at least I tried to learn Irish! Honest. Take my word for it, though; Norwegian's a lot easier.