My name is Angie Lathrop (Treinen), and I am a writer (always), Master of Amazement at and owner of the internationally famous Treinen Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch — (seasonally), and small animal veterinarian (rarely, these days.) I recently repeated high school as I tutored my brilliant Aspergian son.
I write science fiction and also fiction that has a lot of science. I write in my office in a converted corn crib, and I write on my porch by our horse pasture, and I write in my car (not while driving, generally speaking.) I am almost always accompanied by Rex and Scout, canine assistants extraordinaire.
Authors whose books I keep close by for moral support include Neal Stephenson, Iain M. Banks, Meg Rosoff, Robert Heinlein, Max Brooks, and Max Barry. Also Joseph Campbell (Hero with a Thousand Faces), Ray Kurzweil (The Singularity is Near), Micho Kaku (Physics of the Impossible plus everything else), and Nick Bostrom (Superintelligence.) And all of the people on Edge, of course.
I spend a lot of time planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse–and The Singularity, because you never know which will come first. I’ve got two sons who share my love of all things technological and awesome, and a farmer husband who is indulgent but slightly incredulous at the magnitude of eccentricity in the household.