I'm a Jersey girl, but I’ve lived in the South long enough to lose my accent and most of my attitude. I call people “sir” and “ma’am” now, without much of a trace of irony.
I'm also a writer. I grew up on horror, sci-fi, fantasy...you name it, and if it had something scary or nerdy, I loved it. Freddy Kruger haunted my nightmares, while Star Wars filled my daydreams. I also had a crush on Mikey, from The Goonies. So my writing tends to reflect those things - a little horror, a little sci-fi, a lot of adventure.