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A. A. McNamara
"Those who have no interest in communication do not become artists; they become mystics or madmen." -- W.H. Auden

I'm Alena. I write speculative fiction, mostly fantasy. I am a recent college graduate with a degree in Physics (and a minor in Critical Social Thought) who works in an academic library. I usually don't have very much hair.

I do have lots of food allergies. Sometimes I talk about them; I like experimenting with replacing ingredients in recipes. (Or, to be more precise, replacing recipes in recipes, because usually none of the original survives.) Try the "allergies" or "food" tags.

You can read my stories online for free at Crossed Genres and Lightning Cake. Writing workshops attended include Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop in summer of 2008 and Viable Paradise XV. I recommend both.

I live under the same username on Dreamwidth, Twitter, and Flickr; the Facebook aamcnamara, however, is not me.

I am no longer the only Alena McNamara. I find this existentially confusing.

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