Dr. Sue Babcock spent years and years as an engineer, living like a troll in a dark hole under a rock in the broad expanse of the Rio Grande valley. For decades she’d peer out at the gaudy, dazzling world around her, then scurry back into her comfortable darkness where she researched, constructed, supervised and wrote (dry, technical) reports. One day a dragon visited her valley, and its fiery breath and incendiary heat shattered Sue’s protective rock. She closed her eyes for a heartbeat before trying to climb on that dragon’s back. Someday she will succeed.
She’s a manager at Silver Blade, the publisher for Liquid Imagination and for Youth Imagination, and is on the Board of Directors of the Silver Pen Writers’ Association. Mostly retired, she delights in writing short stories, especially stories of human failings, and when she remembers to submit, she even occasionally gets published.