Born in Frankfurt, Germany to an US Army lifer and his wife, my childhood was amazing. We landed in Southern CA where I finished my childhood, graduated mid-term from high school without a clue as to what I was going to do next and it showed. I have a love of the absurd and notice things normal people don't see. I learned the importance of writing when given the opportunity to save my science grade in 4th grade. I wrote about the conversation between a mother bee and her son, who didn't want to fly from flower to flower. My teacher was so impressed she read it to the class. My feet are bare and grounded, my head however is always visiting places, thoughts and people in my mind. Although writing and illustrating has been my "go to" all my life, it was never my vocation. I dreamed of being able to finally write when my kids grew up! I've moved on into that part of life where I could retire or at least slow down. It hasn't happened exactly the way I pictured it, not even remotely but you can never quell a passion of the soul. I did have a website, Selkie Sound, for over 20 years but it's become so....overdone, I took it all down. I still get complaints about that one. I took all the classes associated with writing, scriptwriting, speech and creative writing at two local junior colleges that were available when my children were young and was invited to a writers program at UCI later, which I accepted. I've learned a lot but I need direction. My scriptwriting professor said I had a whimsical way of writing. Speech was the same way, Toastmasters! I love to entertain people with thoughts and imagery and watch their faces. I do so love instant gratification, don't you? I'm not sure what it is but people have said that I inspire them by the things I write and say. I've lived a life where I've watched people's jaws drop when I tell them a story. I am the copyeditor for "Beyond Guilt", still used in Lutheran Bible studies. I've had some poems published in the early 1970's. Several of my photographs have been in exhibits (Maxwells in Hoboken (1997), and one is in "Photographers Forum Best of 2010". I have varied interests, one of them being metaphysics. I am a spirit medium along with other gifts of spirit; that in itself has given me a different slant on life. One of the things I've always regretted is sending a script into Sundance in it's early days. I received a letter from them asking me to finish my script, to make it longer and send it back. I never did. Wish I had. I am delighted to have come across Stage 32 to see what I can do!
Name: Janet Nyquist
Lives in: Joshua Tree, California
Company: Visions Formulated
Occupation: Illustrator, Photographer (Still), Author and Screenwriter