I'm just starting creative writing, although I've written many research papers. I am an avid reader and was a reference librarian for almost 10 years. I now work in IT, but feel a need for a creative outlet. I grew up reading horror, with authors such as Stephen King and Dean Koontz. I read from all genres now, but still gravitate toward horror, scifi, and thrillers. I'm taking online writing courses and participating in contests here in hope to perfect the craft and someday publish a novel.