I'm an author, naturally, and also an attorney (handling civil appeals), a photographer, and a long-married mother of two immensely creative daughters. I live in a county outside a town in Indiana, between two small dots on the map.
I write science fiction, historical romance, afterlife fantasy, nonfiction (one reference work, an act of supreme hubris attempting to summarize American law), and picture books -- so far. I read science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, courtroom drama, biography, history, 18th and 19th century English classics, mysteries, and YA.
I don't read self-help books -- except about writing and publishing.