About Rohvannyn

Hello, I’m Rohvannyn, and this is my media empire website.  If you are interested in seeing my personal art site, head on over to rohvannynshaw.com.

corrected portraitI paint and draw and illustrate stories. I also write novels and short stories. When not making art, writing, or training my sourdough starter to rule the world, I lead an intrepid team of medical claims analysts for a major health insurance provider.   It’s a career I truly love and enjoy.

I also enjoy reading, writing letters with my beloved fountain pen, role-playing, baking,  grilling, watching good anime, finding new ways to amuse my calico, and pursuing sanity in a world that is apparently in the depths of Heinlein’s “Crazy Years.” I also enjoy listening to music on walks or while driving to work.  My favorite is symphonic and power metal, though I also like Scottish, Irish and Canadian Maritime folk music, as well as classic rock.  Basically, I like music with passion, or at least range and striking power.  My favorite things to smell are mesquite flowers and ponderosa pine in the springtime, a cotton-candy like aroma that makes me open the windows and inhale that balmy breeze with all my might, every single time.

I’ve been with my partner for over fifteen years and we have three cats together.   One has been with us since late 2017, and there are two siblings who were born in April 2020.  One is a bouncy calico named Nishiko, and her incredibly mischievous gray tabby brother is named Hiroshi.  We live in a house in a Dry Place and spend our sunny days grilling and fiddling with the swimming pool.

If it matters much, I am non religious but the stars are completely inspiring. They are so vast.   When I am looking up at the night sky I often consider that I am also looking millions of years back through time, and the thought of standing on this little blue spinning marble out in the vast ocean of night reminds me of who I am and what is truly important in life.

Mouse Dec 14 smallI’m the site mascot, and my name is Nezumi.  That means “Mouse” in Japanese.  I help with quality control, supervision, and preventing writer overload.  I once did this by sitting on the keyboard so Mom couldn’t type.

I started out life as a fluffy little waif who didn’t have a home.  You can read my story here.

As of July 9th, 2019 I passed from the mortal realm in the arms of my family, who tell me every day that they miss me.  Because of this I have been enshrined as the Eternal Mascot.

Um, I’m the site mascot’s assistant, and my name is Shinji.  I used to be called something else but when I became an older cat I was adopted by Roh and her partner, and I liked that name, so I started answering to it..  Um, I like eating everything except for that strange green stuff, and catnip, and hogging the bed, and being petted.

Hiroshi and Shinji Dec 2020

Hi!  I’m Hiroshi!  I’m cuddling with my new best buddy Shinji!  I want to be like him when I grow up.  Also, I want to be the first cat to reach the ceiling fan.

Nishiko Dec 24 20202

I’m Nishiko and I take my duties as new Site Mascot very seriously.  When I’m not chasing bugs or trying to kill bell pepper ends, that is!

(PS: I also love salad.   I’m really happy I get to live with my brother.)

If you want to write to us, send an email to

roh@rohvannynshaw.com.

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