We’re all multi-faceted individuals and complexity is what makes us so interesting. I’m a daughter, a sister, a friend, an author, a business owner, a gypsy—the list goes on and on.
For now, I’ll try to explain Mandy the writer as best I can, in the least words possible but better than someone else ever could.
My full name is Mandy J. De Geit. To make my name easier to search, I dropped the “J” and smashed De Geit together when I realized I’m the only Mandy DeGeit out there.
I was born the day after Christmas in 1977. I am currently living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I’ve been here since 1999, home for me was originally Timmins, Ontario, a small town up eight hours north of here– Yes the one Shania Twain is from and no, I don’t know her.
I’m gypsy-like, or nomadic and I love travelling, so who knows where I’ll end up.
I’ve been writing since I was a kid. I started with poetry and descriptive paragraphs in grade three or four, most of my writing was my describing the images I saw in my head. I read a lot as a kid.
Even now, I read everything I can get my hands on.
I call myself an author of creepy fiction as I’m not sure how else to explain what I write. I am not all about the gore (well not yet anyways.) I try to write about things that just might happen. I like to point out the darkness that resides inside people around us, the secrets our friends might carry or the things that people close to us think about and are capable of. I haven’t found a category for that yet so creepy fiction works for me for now.
(I am presently trying my hand at an action/comedy with a recurring character, so I’ll have to come up with a different title once that happens. Creepy/Comedy just sounds odd.)
In addition to the short stories I currently have published, I have few more short stories coming out later this year. At the moment, I am working on a comedy novella and a horror novel.
You can follow my happenings here on my blog: www.mandydegeit.com
Thursday, November 8th to Monday November 11th 2013: Anthocon, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Reading: Saturday November 9th 2013 130-230, Holiday Room. Holiday Inn, Portsmouth, NH
Panel: “Writing from the fringe: Voices from beyond the wall” 11:00 – 11:45, Conference Room 1
Saturday, October 12th 2013: Ottawa Small Press Book Fair, Jack Purcell Community Centre
Thursday, December 20th, 2012: Reading @ The Hub 7-8pm, 45A Spruce St South, Timmins, ON. Canada.
Saturday, November 10th, 2012: Panel Member – Pitfalls of New Authors – 10am, Anthocon, Holiday Inn, Portsmouth, NH
Thanks for stopping by!