petrini1(or Cathy) is a member from United States of America . She has been a member for over 3 years (1380 days).
I live near Washington, D.C., with my husband and 11-year-old son, and I LOVE to travel. Usually that means road trips around the U.S.; I've visited all 50 U.S. states. But I love overseas travel when I can manage it.
Professionally, I write fiction and nonfiction books, mostly for teens and children. I'm a recovering Sweet Valley High author, but my last book was about dragons. Now I'm working on a science fiction novel for adults.
I read constantly: science fiction, fantasy, history, biography, teen fiction, literary fiction, and more. In popular culture, I'm a fan of Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Firefly, Doctor Who, and various Star Treks and Stargates. But I also love Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, Barbara Kingsolver, Margaret Atwood, Ursula LeGuin, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. When I'm not reading, I may be drawing, solving the hardest kakuro puzzles I can find, doing arts and crafts projects, baking, or running special programs at my son's school, especially those that involve giving free books to children.
I enjoy cards of intriguing places where you live or visit, including those that show castles, gargoyles, ruins or other historical sites, and geology. Specifically, I'd love cards of Stonehenge, the Petronas Towers, Machu Picchu, volcanoes, pyramids, and the Great Wall of China. Also art cards, extreme weather, pop culture, old movie stills, vintage, and anything about books. Weird is good, too!
Please don't send Touchnotes or similar cards sent through a company. I don't like having my address shared with a third party.
On your card, tell me something about yourself, your country, or your town. If you're from the UK, please use the new Dr. Who stamps, if you can! I'd also love to see the Belgian chocolate stamps.
I generally scan and register cards within a day or two. When you address one to the U.S., avoid writing the ID# or anything else under the address; the scanners at the post office may mistake it for a postal code, delaying your card.
The U.S. post office may put a long, narrow sticker across the bottom. Just peel it off; it removes easily.