Coverley is the pen name for Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink. Why the pseudonym?
She is often asked. Because M. Luesebrink has plenty to do teaching full
time at Irvine Valley College, keeping up with two sons, a daughter-in-law,
and a significant other, and writing non-fiction on hypertext and folklore.
She always has a list of useful things to do. M.D. Coverley, on the other
hand, has only wanted to indulge in things creative, since age 8, when
she wrote her first short story. The "D" in the equation is
in honor of Sir Roger de Coverley, a fictional/fictional comic ancestor
of sorts. Suitably removed from the constraints of the to-do list, M.D.
Coverley is free to risk the wilds of cyberspace with experiments in multimedia
narrative. She likes an open read ahead and "what if?" Califia,
a multimedia novel, is forthcoming from Eastgate Systems this spring.
Current web publications include: "Endless Suburbs" (Iowa Review
Web), "Rain Frames" (Aileron), "Life in the Chocolate Mountains"
(Salt Hill), "To Be Here as Stone Is," with Stephanie Strickland,
(Riding the Meridian), "Pao-Lien and the Cave Dragon, Wu" (trAce
Millennium Project), and "Eclipse Louisiana" (Cauldron and Net,
April 2000). "The Progressive Dinner Party" (curated with Carolyn
Guertin) is featured in Riding the Meridian, Spring, 2000. More fiction
at Home. <http://califia.hispeed.com/>.