Mae Penelope Wood

Nerdy Shy Bookworm

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Mae was born March 7, 1997 in the Matagorda Regional Hospital to Susan and Dustin
Wood. She is the oldest of Susan and Dustin’s four children. She has loved to read since the third
grade and quickly discovered that the genres of science fiction and fantasy are her favorites,
though she will read just about anything. Mae is shy and sometimes a little awkward so she likes
to listen and let others do most of the talking. She is however extremely curious and that
sometimes gets her into trouble. She had however a normal uneventful childhood in Bay City,
Texas.
Mae was studying to be a nurse right after she graduated because her mother wanted her to
follow in her footsteps. After studying nursing for three semesters she decided it wasn’t for her,
even though she was making good grades. She decided instead to follow her passion for literature
and get a Bachelors of Fine Arts in English Literature with a minor in Folklore. Her mother is
less than pleased with this plan and her decision to attend East Texas University. Her mother and
her father, but mostly her mom, keep questioning how useful such a degree will be in finding a
job.
Mae loves books, especially fantasy novels. She can’t help but think that it would be
awesome if fantasy stories were real and she was the heroine of the story or maybe the rescued
damsel in distress or maybe both. She chose ETU because of the interesting stories circulating
about the school and the city of Pinebox and also it’s farther away from home than Houston, but
still in Texas. She is very curious to see what ETU and Pinebox are like and why they seem to
generate so many tall tales.

Mae Penelope Wood

Deep, into the Darkness peering Zaraphina