Nessa L. Warin

Nessa Warin is a wine enthusiast, kitty mommy, and archer who enjoys cosplay and collecting fantasy art. When she's with her family, she's usually either sipping on a glass of wine or shooting her bow in her mother's backyard, though never at the same time. She enjoys going to Ren Faires and sci-fi/fantasy conventions and loves to cuddle with the cats, Dino and Kirra, and watch sci-fi TV at home. Nessa L. Warin lives in a fantasy world that’s mostly inside her head, though her physical address is in southwestern Ohio. Her two cats kindly play along with her fantasies and graciously let her pay all the bills, but they do require her to provide pampering on a regular basis. Nessa enjoys exploring the wonders of this world through travel—something her cats strongly disapprove of as it cuts into their pampering time—and can find whimsy in the most mundane places. When the real world becomes too much, Nessa enjoys dressing in costume and going to Renaissance Festivals and fantasy conventions. A short trip to either does wonders for her state of mind, so she makes sure to attend at least one of each a year. These trips help Nessa add to her collection of faerie and dragon art, and she swears she will frame and hang all the prints she’s collected some time soon. When she’s not living in a fantasy world, Nessa enjoys tasting and learning about wine, particularly since it’s one of the few things she and the rest of her family agree on. She’s a regular at the wine tastings held by her local wine shop, and considers it a sin for her wine rack to have more empty spots than full ones. She’d prefer her wine rack to be filled with Pinot Noir, Malbec, and Syrah, but one of her favorite things about wine is the way it can always surprise her. More than once she’s been taken aback by which wine she likes best at a tasting, and she loves the way her wine rack illustrates the joys of trying new things. Follow Nessa on Twitter @nessalwarin and Facebook at NessaLWarin. She can also be reached at nessa.l.warin@gmail.com.