About Mal

MalachiteMalachite is the dragon on my shoulder (though Mal is quick to point out that she’s actually a wyvern, thank you very much). Part muse, part mascot, she usually reserves her public appearances for NaNoWriMo write-ins and spends the rest of the year lurking on my bookshelves or hanging out on the curtains (though around the holidays she sometimes builds a nest in my tree, amidst the ornaments).

I found Mal at Saturday Market in Portland, Oregon, sometime between 2000 and 2005 (it feels like she’s always been with me, so the precise date is a little fuzzy). Sadly, I have no idea who the artist who created her is; if you know, I would love to hear from you!