I am H.R. Sinclair. I was born and raised in Southern California and now live in New England. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and I’m a graphic artist by trade. I write speculative fiction with a slant towards contemporary and urban fantasy — bringing fantasy into reality.
I go by Southpaw in several online worlds.
I’ve always enjoyed writing (unusal for a writer, no?); however, my writing journey has taken many scenic breaks along the way.
In grade school, I wrote stories for fun. I also wrote research papers for fun with illustrations, maps, and graphs included.
At twelve, I discovered and fell in love with the works of Edgar Allan Poe. It’s probably no surprise that my first stories had the creepy horror/crime vibe. One story, titled MURDER ON COTTONWOOD WAY, unveiled at a slumber party was a huge success (even though it was predictable).
My teen years were all about poetry. Depending on the day, it was either dark and gloomy or lighthearted and fun. I also co-wrote comedic plays with my best friend. We acted out (and taped) a very slapstick piece titled THE WALNUTS OF WALNUT GROOVE. I was “Pecan.”
Upon entering the world of grownups, I started compiling and creating recipes that eventually became my WORLD CUISINE cookbook. I also wrote a few educational thematic booklets. (I can tell you all sorts of interesting facts and trivia about arachnids.)
From there, I moved to creative stories for children. Now, I’m tackling novels. Someday soon, you might see my book in your local bookstore and you can tell everyone, “I knew her when… .”
Now on to totally fascinating and useless information!
- Where do you live?
On the East Coast (USA)
- Where were you born?
On the West Coast (USA)
- What kind of books do you like to read?
Urban Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Horror, Post-Apocalyptic, and anything under the Fantasy Umbrella
- What’s your desktop background right now?
I change it with the seasons or my mood. Currently, it’s displaying a bunch of coy fish in a feeding frenzy.
- What’s your favorite color?
green, deep forest green and sage green
- What is your favorite season?
- Favorite food?
- Favorite drink?
Thai iced tea in the summer, hot latte in the winter
- Favorite book?
Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
- Favorite authors?
some are…Neil Gaiman, Jim Butcher, Sharon Kay Penman, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Karen Chance, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mary Renault, and Edgar Allan Poe