. . . of my membership here at WF. My name is Terry Durbin and I've been a closet fiction writer for many years. I have published some non-fiction articles in trade magazines, and worked, briefly, as a sports writer for a local newspaper, but have never had any luck with my fiction. I'd like to think my lack of success has more to do with my own lack of determination than with the quality of my writing, but . . . So, to assuage my ego, I have decided to self-publish my first novel (now stop rolling your eyes . . . I saw that!) while I finish my second. Here at WF I hope to connect with others who have followed the same path and learn from them. It's also nice to walk into a room full of like minded folks. Aside from my writing, my passions include, amateur astronomy, my faithful canine collaborators -- Jessie, a Golden Retriever and Cassie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel --, but most of all my wonderful, patient, and supportive wife.