Drupal Developer, Writer

My name is Lynn Siprelle. I'm a Drupal developer based in Portland, Oregon, and a writer of both fiction and nonfiction. I wanna develop a website for you in Drupal, or help you with your existing one.

About this site

This portfolio is built on Drupal 6.x, using Dynamic Fonts, Views, Imagecache, CCK and a bunch of CCK add-ons, and the awesome Fusion theming environment with Skinr. The background image is courtesy the talented Jennifer Clason. It's a pretty simple, straightforward Drupal site.

About me

I'm a web developer focusing exclusively on Drupal, and a writer of both fiction and nonfiction. I've been building websites since 1994, when I first saw Mosaic; in fact, I remember when we got the ability to center text.

It was so exciting!

My pre-web life involved broadcast journalism--primarily radio, which is one reason I don't have an awesome picture of myself. From 1994 to 1996, I worked at Teleport Internet Services. I was its first employee, and helped it grow from a three-person operation to the largest regional ISP in the Pacific Northwest. My final position was Webmistress, a title some folks in the area still use to refer to me. It was perhaps the longest two years in my life, in both good and bad ways. Mostly good. I was also one of the co-owners of Portland's first internet cafe, The Habit.

I struck out on my own in late 1996 and developed many, many websites long since gone into the ether. In 1999, I founded my own still-running e-magazine/blog, The New Homemaker, focused on resources and information for stay-at-home mothers and caregivers, though the readership has moved far beyond that focus group. A couple of my articles are referenced in Wikipedia, to my astonishment. In 2005, I started a local blog for journalists called Oregon Media Insiders; it folded in 2009 when I couldn't maintain the commitment any longer.

A long illness took me out of the professional web development business for about four years. In that time, I focused on my own properties, and on a new passion for writing fiction. Now I'm much better. I run a small hosting service and cooperative network for other fiction writers called Digital Novelists.

When I'm not writing or making webstuffs, I mother two homeschooled daughters, knit, spin yarn, ride my Xtracycle, bellydance in the tribal style, and collect weird perfume.

Note: I am NOT responsible for anything anyone says on the sites I host and provide tech assistance for. They own their words. I may or may not agree. Don't assume I do.