I used a crayon to write my first made-up story at the tender age of six. When I was 20-something, a head injury from a car accident gave me severe tinnitus. I became an audiologist (now retired), and my writing focus changed to tinnitus-hyperacusis nonfiction. As a quiet activist, I write about preventing noise damage to hearing health. But my imagination whirs with fearsome fiction plots and poems that demand to be written.