eddy styx lives in an eerie old house where the floors creak, ominously. His hobbies are poetry and the three M's: motorcycles, mayhem and murder. He lives alone with his Cat, Phineas, a lovely Manx, and several ghosts from his past.

At least that is how C. M. Mattison imagines him, for he is her male alter ego and true companion. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Steven. They share their home with six cats: Bennington, a Birman, Beauregard, a Birman, Vivian, a Himalayan, Lucy, a Calico and her favorite, Morton, a long-hair grey, and Shadow, a Russian Blue.

When she isn't writing poetry, she spends her time on her two favorite poetry sites: The Poet Sanctuary at http://www.thepoetsanctuary.net/ as the poet "candlewitch" or on "Hooded Stranger" at http://hoodedstranger.com/forum/portal.php, also as "Candlewitch".