My name is Katie Curtis.
I graduated from college in May of 2015 with a degree in creative writing, and am now working on my first novel.
I am also a singer/songwriter and I released my first album, entitled “Replace These Empty Spaces” in September of 2014.
This blog started as a random idea, which is part of the reason it’s titled “Flyinguineapig.” In the beginning I wrote about everything because I had no idea what I was doing. These days I write mainly about art, writing, Christianity, and random personal thoughts. Also, yes, I did own two guinea pigs for almost five years.
I have Muscular Dystrophy and epilepsy, and fairly bad eyesight, but I have insanely good hearing, so that’s a plus. I have a tendency to eavesdrop, even on boring conversations. I also have a tendency to daydream a lot. I have a tangential mind and a very lively imagination. I always have some kind of art project going on. I’m an amateur painter, graphic designer, and audio engineer, so when I’m not writing songs, practicing violin, or working on my novel, I work on smaller projects.
I have a pet bird named Seamus. He’s a green cheeked conure, named for the poet Seamus Heaney. He likes to sit on my closet door and quack at me while I’m working. I probably call him Ducky more than I call him Seamus. He actually has a plethora of nicknames. He also likes to sleep under my ear while I’m playing video games or watching movies with my dad. He’s very flock-oriented. He loves my immediate family and hates just about everyone else. When we took him to the pet blessing at my church, he bit my priest.
Otherwise I spend most of my time playing video games, listening to music or podcasts, watching movies and hanging out with my friends. Our idea of a party involves about six people, pizza, and Dungeons and Dragons. I’m pretty introverted.
Enjoy the blog!