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Short Bio:

Elwyn is a poet and amateur photographer. In June 2013 she and Corporate America parted ways. She lives in Roland Park, MD with her professor husband “Dr. T,” cats Inky and Summer, and a bunch of fish. All this surrounded by as many plants as will fit into a condominium. Even after years of practice, she has not yet mastered the art of typing around a cat. 

Long Bio:

Elwyn has been writing poetry ever since she can remember, although not that much recently. Her work has appeared in local literary publications as well as in Dreams of Decadence, New Moon Rising, Green Egg, and the anthologies Lower Than the Angels (Lite Circle Books, 1999), Through A Glass Darkly (Lite Circle Books, 2003), and No Longer Dreams (Lite Circle Books, 2005). She co-edited a Star Trek fanzine, The Off-World Connection, has written a Star Trek/M*A*S*H cross-universe novella, and once made a very large, overstuffed tribble that grew up to be a cat scratching-post.

She has a photo site (for fun) on flickr, and in collaboration with her friend John designed a photo calendar featuring their photos as a holiday present for  family and friends. (They did it twice and yes, they will do it again). Her photos have appeared in several Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union  calendars; the 2007 and 2008 Pennsylvania Travel Guide; a book of poetry, Handprint on the Window, by Dan Cuddy (Three Conditions Press, November 2003); the literary journal Manorborn 2007, published by the Harford Poetry and Literary Society; the anthology The Gunpowder Review 2009, Gunpowder Branch, National League of American Pen Women; and other places.

Her alter ego previously worked at various jobs in order to feed two hungry cats. She has a B.A. in English and Mass Communications from Towson University and has taken photography classes at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art.) Her husband claims that if she were a character in the movie Mystery Men, she would be "The Snapper."

In addition to annoying people with her camera and writing poetry, Elwyn's interests include SF/fantasy, Ebay selling, computers, and jewelry-making. She is secretary and treasurer of  Turning Circle, an eclectic pagan spiritualality group. For some reason she volunteered to chair Balticons 46 and 47 Balticon is Maryland's annual premier science fiction convention, hosted by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society.  who hosts Baltimore's annual premier science fiction convention, Balticon. She serves as secretary of the Board of Directors where she lives at 4401 Roland Avenue Condominium. She previously volunteered as managing editor for The Lite Circle, a non-profit literary organization formerly based in Central Maryland (now inactive).  

A Baltimore native, she lives in Roland Park with her husband, 2 cats, and a bunch of fish, all surrounded by as many plants as will cram into a condominium. She spends way too much time in front of a computer and has nearly perfected the art of typing around a cat. The newest piece of furniture in her apartment is a 6-foot tall kitty condo/scratching post (the "kitty treehouse"). She needed a replacement for the 5-foot tribble that was destroyed by previous cats years ago. She and her husband, "Dr. T," spend as much time as possible in Gettysburg.

Some might think the name "Elwyn" was inspired by a character in an ongoing (unfortunately unfinished) fantasy novella and a short-lived D&D adventure, but insiders know that it was really the other way around.