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About MeiLin

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  • Birthday 05/05/1961


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    Portland, OR
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    Apart from BPAL, I am a writer, under the name MeiLin Miranda and my real name, Lynn Siprelle. I am currently recovering from a massive stroke that nearly killed me in late 2014, and haven't written (apart from stuff like this) since.

    I read voraciously. Favorites include Gaiman, Austen, Dickens, Trollope, Heyer and the Brontes. My favorite books of all time, though, are Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series.

    I also spin and knit, and mother two young women.
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    Mama-ji (my default)TKOGypsySpicebush SwallowtailThe GirlOn my man:TristranDeSadeBlockhead FredericOn my girls:Eat MeAliceMiskatonic UniversitySugar MoonNotes: Honey, rose, violet, musk, amber, berries, currants, vanilla, leather, tobacco, nutmeg, cardamom, clove, black pepper, rosemary, citrus especially lemon, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, dirt, vetiver, cream, cocoa/chocolateAnti-notes: Almond in almost any amount, most jasmines, too much cedar, dragon's blood (reminds me of ex), most aquatics


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About Me

I spin, knit, and read P.G. Wodehouse, Jane Austen, Anthony Trollope and Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels obsessively. Once, this read that I collect nail polish and fountain pen ink, but that's on a possibly-permanent hiatus: I had a massive, near-fatal stroke in late 2014, and I see moving-double. Consequently, one eye is covered; which eye is covered depends on whether I'm reading or just looking around. (Reading: right eye is covered; everything else: left eye is covered.)


I  used to be a writer. I wrote science fiction and fantasy, primarily in Victorian worlds though not necessarily steampunk. I was the November 2013 story prompt in Neil Gaiman's "A Calendar of Tales." I have three books at Amazon, as well as several short stories. I may write again; I don't honestly know. I'm retired now. 


I live with my husband and two college student daughters in a 130-year-old house in Portland, Oregon. And my name is Lynn.