S. D. Youngren's "Homepage"

But I hate talking about myself!


Shelley [mumble] Youngren
1961, San José, California
Kern County, California
Marital Status:
Really quite astonishingly married, to Mark Strohm.
5' 8" (173cm)
Yes, thank you.
Mark! Don't you dare!
S. D. Youngren and Mark D. Strohm.

Culture (pop or otherwise):

Favorite Bands:
Jethro Tull and the Baltimore Consort.
Favorite Male Vocalists:
Ian Anderson and Luciano Pavarotti.
Favorite Female Vocalist:
Custer La Rue.
Favorite Actor:
Tom Baker.
Favorite Actress:
Jane Horrocks.
Favorite TV Shows:
Doctor Who, Port Charles and Red Dwarf.
Favorite Movie:
The Producers.
Brush with Fame:
I was taking an Honors Colloquium from Scott Rice when he founded the Bulwer-Lytton Bad Fiction Writing Contest.

Minnie Bunnister causes alarm.

Favorite Books and Authors:

Books Authors
- Portnoy's Complaint
- The Counterlife
- Patrimony
Philip Roth
- The Glorious Ones Francine Prose
- Breakfast of Champions
- Slaughterhouse 5
- God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
- Cat's Cradle
Kurt Vonnegut
- The Lost Continent
Bill Bryson
- The Garden Party
Katherine Mansfield
- The Satanic Verses
- Shame
Salman Rushdie
- The Day of the Locust
Nathanael West
- The Burning Book Maggie Gee
- The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer
- A Midsummer Night's Dream William Shakespeare
- Blood Tie Mary Lee Settle
- The Kitchen God's Wife
Amy Tan
- Losta stuff Anton Chekhov
- Goodness Tim Parks
- A Pale View of Hills
- The Unconsoled
Kazuo Ishiguro
- The Bachelors Muriel Spark
- The Bookshop Penelope Fitzgerald
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams
- Grendel John Gardner
- Alice in Wonderland
- Through the Looking Glass
Lewis Carroll
- Edwin Mullhouse
Steven Millhauser
- The Flounder Günter Grass
- The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies Beatrix Potter
- The Dark is Rising Sequence
- The King of Shadows
Susan Cooper
- Winnie the Pooh A. A. Milne
- Dave Barry's Guide to Life Dave Barry
- The Collected Poems T. S. Eliot
- Riddle of Stars
Patricia A. McKillip
- My Name Is Asher Lev
- The Gift Of Asher Lev
Chaim Potok
- The Hobbit
- The Lord of the Rings
J. R. R. Tolkien
- Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
- The Jane Austen Book Club
- Sarah Canary
Karen Joy Fowler
among others.
S. D. Youngren standing.


Favorite Kind of Animal:
What do you mean one? Oh, all right, Bunnies.
Past Pets:
One dog, two rabbits, three cats, four hamsters, and scores of aquarium fish.
Current Pets:
None :'-(.
Humpback Whales Adopted:
Silver and Nurse.
Favorite song about rats:
The Famous Ratketcher.
Stupidest name my husband ever came up with for a wild tree rat:
Buddy, the hamster, in a nut can.