Hi, I’m Meadhbh (pron: may v ). I write things, I read almost obsessively, I play video games (almost as obsessively), and I have a lot of cats.
What I write tends to be speculative fiction, and I have a collection of pseudonyms that I write under, including this one, my birth-name Jennifer L. Davis, and my science-fiction focused pseudonym, Davis L. Jennison. Most of the world, however, knows me as Meadhbh Dhommnail. Only a small part of the world calls me Jen, and only my partner calls me “Hairdo” (A nickname that makes a lot more sense if you’ve ever had the privilege of seeing me wake up on a rainy morning). If you’re here wanting to hire me for a writing or editing job, you can see my rates here: Rate Schedule.
Describing yourself is a difficult thing and feels very self-involved, but I’m a first-year millennial (or a last-year gen-x’er, depending on how you reckon it) and the news keeps telling me I’m supposed to be self-involved, so here goes:
Other than the writing, I like to play video games, and I have liked to play video games since before most of the Gamergate crowd were even born. My first gaming console was a Commodore 64. Yes, I am that old. Some days I even feel it. I like tabletop games too, but as I live in the boonies and my closest like-minded friends are an hour or more away, tabletop games don’t get played as often as I’d like.
I majored in English and I have an M. A. from Georgia Southern University. I read. A lot. It’s not unusual for me to be reading three books at once and finish two or three a week. As I also live on a limited income (Freelance Life Much?), my library card gets a workout. I love sci-fi and fantasy, of course, and I also read non-fiction, mysteries, and literary fiction. I’m an avid comic book reader, though less of a collector now as the nearest comics shop is an hour away and it is easier for me to just buy them digitally.
I’ve never met a craft I wouldn’t try once and am particularly fond of fiber arts. I knit, crochet, spin, tat, and sew, all of which are good antidotes for my anxiety issues, and I support these habits with my Etsy shop.
I live on my family’s farm in Southeast Georgia, a farm that has belonged to our family going into the fourth generation with me and my cousins. I moved into my grandparents’ farmhouse last year after they passed – a house that is as much a home to me as my mother’s and that I likely spent more time in as a child. It was built in 1915 and has all of those old house problems, but also all of that old house charm, and I love it dearly.
I live there with five cats and one very large dog, who all work very hard to keep me sane.