M.T. Decker Portrait

Just your average bass playing, technogeek with one foot in the past and the other on the accelerator pedal. (mish mhem – it’s not important)

I have it on rather good authority that I was indeed born and did not, as some claim, suddenly appear to a fanfare of angelical giggles. Anything after that is all up for grabs. 

I am your typical bass playing- historical reenactor – computer geek – science nerd – artist-type, which is to say, not very typically at all.  Rather than wishing I was born in another era, I’ve been determined to live in every era and every moment I can, and, having worked on filling up my life with hobbies and crafts and odd skills there was only one thing to do with them: write.

I wrote my first song when I was 5, and I think I’ve managed to hide all traces and recorded versions of it to prevent blackmail attempts from stopping me from writing more (albeit better) songs. I wrote my first bit of fiction at the tender age of seven and have been writing ever since.

Being a jack of all trades and master of none, there were only two jobs I qualified for: Software Developer and Writer. Having never met a decision I didn’t like, I decided to do both. I develop software to keep my mind sharp (and it’s a great excuse for learning) and to keep bread on the table, I write because… I can’t not write, and it puts the flowers on the table (and the time-matter transducer, and the murder weapon, and the chem set for discovering who the murderer is).

I live in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia with my husband and dog, where I serve as a Deputy Sheriff’s Reserve and of course, write. The rest is anybody’s guess.