Lila Shaara has been steeping in academia for a very long time now. She has attended lots of universities, getting a number of degrees whose value is debatable, and she has taught at lots of universities. She has two sons who are, like most sons, the best boys in the universe, and a husband who is a marvelous artist, musician and writer, and is a wonderfully supportive helpmeet. (Some shameless plugs for his work will be scattered throughout this website.) She also has lots of friends who are good to her, and without whom she would probably be dead, or at least in a semi-vegetative state. She and her family live in the greater Pittsburgh area in a carpenter ant-infested old house with a big yard and lots of trees, the primary source of the carpenter ants. The family would have more cats as well as dogs, if the humans weren’t all a little bit lazy. Dogs are a lot of work.
Oh, lighten up. So I write, too. Maybe it’s genes or something, I don’t know. But don’t worry, I have no intention of ever writing a woman’s take on some big war. So you can relax.
Lila’s books might be considered womanly, since they are written by a woman, but they aren’t only about women, if you know what I mean. You could read one and still be manly, if that is a concern for you.
Michael Shaara: A tribute page