After 36 years in state government (I started working when I was 20), I was able to retire in late 2017 and devote more time to writing. I write science fiction. My first pro sale was in 2013 to Apex Magazine, and since then I've had stories published in Analog, Apex, Clarkesworld and Tor.Com. I've had stories republished in The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2018; The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2018 (edited by Rich Horton), Neil Clarke's The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 2, and the Best of Apex Magazine Volume 1. My website (where I also periodically blog) is at lettieprell.com.