First, i'm a writer. Secondly, I'm a lot of other things that rapidly change and sometimes conflict...but being a writer has stuck around the longest, and counts the most.
I attended Clarion West in 2007, and Writers of the Future in 2008. In 2011, I'll be attending Fogcon, Potlatch, Norwescon, Wiscon, Worldcon and WFC.
I'm a member of SFWA.
I get swamped by work for about a week, every other week. If you email me, I promise I will respond as soon as possible, but give me a chance to sleep some first ;).
You can read my work here:
"Cruciger", in Writers of the Future Volume 24 -- soon to be podcast on Escape Pod "Hangman" in Beneath Ceaseless Skies #10 (also podcast there) "The Alchemist's Feather" in Beneath Ceaseless Skies #25, and podcast at Podcastle "Bloodreader" in a Fall 2009 issue of Three Crow Press's Morrigan Ezine "Greg's Life, the King James Version" in #6 of Polluto magazine "...that I carried you" in Hadley Rille Books' Footprints anthology. "Maze," originally published in Fishnet magazine, reprinted in the Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 9 "Chinvat Bridge" now live at Abyss and Apex, and reprinted in the Greek magazine Ennea "Near the Flame" upcoming in Shimmer magazine "What Lies Below" upcoming in Cthulhu 2012 "Eighth Eye" upcoming in Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Review for Cruciger from Publishers Weekly:
"In Erin Cashier's compelling post-apocalyptic tale "Cruciger," 30 WC Planet Builder Duxa, an intelligent spacecraft, undertakes a mission to recreate humanity on a terra-formed world after a plague destroys nearly all human life on Earth. Duxa's struggle to accomplish her mission is a sophisticated exploration of morality and faith."
"Some have declared that it lies within our choice to gaze continually upon a world of equal or even greater wonder and beauty. It is said by these that the experiments of the alchemists are, in fact, related not to the transmutation of metals, but to the transmutation of the entire universe. This method, or art, or science, or whatever we choose to call it, is simply concerned to restore the delights of the primal paradise; to enable men, if they will, to inhabit a world of joy and splendor. It is perhaps possible that there is such an experiment, and that there are some who have made it." - Arthur Machen
"In the endless universe there has been nothing new, nothing different. What has appeared exceptional to the minute mind of man has been inevitable to the infinite Eye of God. This strange second in a life, that unusual event, those remarkable coincidences of environment, opportunity, and encounter...all of them have been reproduced over and over on the planet of a sun whose galaxy revolves once in two hundred million years and has revolved nine times already. There has been joy. There will be joy again." - Alfred Bester, The Demolished Man
To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite; To forgive wrongs darker than death or night; To defy Power, which seems omnipotent; To love, and bear; to hope till Hope creates From its own wreck the thing it contemplates; Neither to change, nor falter, nor repent; This, like thy glory, Titan, is to be Good, great and joyous, beautiful and free; This is alone Life, Joy, Empire, and Victory. - Percy Bysshe Shelly, Prometheus Unbound
If you choose to use your status and influence to raise your voice on behalf of those who have no voice; if you choose to identify not only with the powerful, but with the powerless; if you retain the ability to imagine yourself into the lives of those who do not have your advantages, then it will not only be your proud families who celebrate your existence, but thousands and millions of people whose reality you have helped change. We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better. - J. K. Rowling