I was born in Ohio, lived in Alabama for many years, and now reside in Norman, Oklahoma. It's difficult for me to comment on myself or assess my own worth since I am necessarily biased. I think I'm pretty lucrid.
I have been a journalist and a paralegal, and now I'm a freelance writer, with several different book series. I have four published novels so far, about a dozen short stories, and much more to come. So it's not one of those theoretical writing careers, I've got stuff out there that I didn't pay to have produced. in fact, I get money for them, so that makes me legit.
BOOKS I LIKE: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, A Confederacy of Dunces, The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Wise Blood, A Clockwork Orange, Darkness at Noon, The Scarlet Letter, Babbitt, the Harry Potter books. Comics of different kinds, from the 30s to the present day. Stuff by H.P. Lovecraft, Philip K.**** Philip Jose Farmer, Graham Greene, John Mortimer, Walter Mosley, and quite a few others. QUITE a few.
MOVIES: Metropolis, Star Wars, Frankenstein, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Blacula, LOTS more...
TV: Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Star Trek, Breaking Bad, X-Files, Doctor Who, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Walking Dead.
MUSIC: The Cramps, the Sex Pistols, Hank Williams Sr., Elvis Costello, Cheap Trick, Captain Beefheart, Iggy Pop, Suzi Quatro, Chuck Berry, Abba, Tom Waits, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Blue Oyster Cult, and lots more.