I like writing for fun, but I dream of going full-time. I like writing in all genres. My favorite authors include Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, J.K. Rowling, Ernest Hemingway, Michael Crichton, Elizabeth Peters, Douglas Adams, Mark Twain, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Fyodor Dostoevsky. W. Bruce Lincoln is my non-fiction hero, and in poetry, I love Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Shane Koyczan, Maya Angelou, and Robert Frost. Favorite works include Les Miserables, Great Expectations, and the poem, Kubla Khan. Some of my interests are books (rare and signed), archaeology, astronomy, music (opera), Disneyana, photography, and chess. I live near Los Angeles, CA.