As well as a writer, I am an artist and an avid reader. For six months, I wrote columns for my local newspaper once every other week for free in order to test the waters, and now I'm plunging in. Writing has been an escape for me all my life, along with reading and drawing. It has helped me through some of the darkest times in my life. Perhaps one day, I can provide the same comfort to my own readers. So far, only my columns have been published. I edit and illustrate my own work, and, if asked, I would be willing to do the same for others, hopefully for a fee next time.:) Other interests of mine include heavy-metal, piano, and cooking.