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Cybele May

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Cybele May was the Site Wrangler of the NaNoWriMo website. She has written for and won NaNoWriMo since 2001 and joined the staff in 2005 as the primary forums moderator. Her history with NaNoWriMo started in 2001 when she became one of the first unofficial Municipal Liaisons, organizing writing sessions in Los Angeles and later a Thank Goodness It's Over party for those who could not make the trek to the Pan Bay Official Thank God It's Over Party in San Francisco. She was appointed the Los Angeles Municpal Liaison officially in 2002 until 2005 (with several co-MLs). During that time she also began volunteering as a moderator for the forums, focusing on the Tech Help and Rules and Regulations area in 2002 and eventually taking the staff position for the entire forums moderation in 2004.

After NaNoWriMo 2007 she stepped down from the moderator position to work on other site features and spam abatement, and Heather Dudley took over her moderating duties. Cybele does not appear to be part of the current NaNoWriMo staff as of September 2013.

Cybele tries to tackles a different genre each year for her NaNoWriMo novel. So far she had written novels in the young adult, crime caper, historical fiction, political satire, mainstream fiction, chick lit, adventure, and literary fiction genres. She also writes in bursts throughout the month, catching up in large chunks instead of writing the daily 1667 words for most of the month.

Cybele's other pursuits include working at her full-time job, whale watching, and blogging about candy. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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