Cynical Woman is really Helen E. H. Madden, a stay-at-home mom who also works as a writer and graphic artist. I work in the scandelous field of erotica (oh my!), as well as the often disdained fields of science fiction and fantasy. When I'm not busy trying to civilize my children, I'm either writing or working on my art. When I'm not doing that, I'm usually at the dojo kicking ass (my own more often than not).