Give me a second as I remove my heavy winter coat, laced with the lovely snow we are getting up here today. My fingers are a bit numb from the cold and I will need a tissue in very short order, appologies. Do I need to remove my boots? No? Aaah, much appreciated! I will try to tap the slush and snow off them before walking all over your lovely carpet however. I see the fireplace is going and the seat are confortable, lots of table to choose from...excellent! This place did look remarquably inviting from the outside. I've eavetropped a bit and finally decided to step in and join you. I see there is many rooms to explore and so many of you to meet and read! I sense that this will be a interesting place for me to come to unwind after some gruelling wrestling match with my novel in progress. In the words of someone considerably more elloquant and witty then I (Spider Robinson) <<Joy shared is multiplied, Pain shared is diminshed>>-Or something to that effect, my memory was always sharper for the intent rather then the letter. I generally enjoy Urban Fantasy as my mainstay (both in books and in television) and yet, interestingly ennough, my current challenge and source of frustration (and pleasure) that brings me here is a thriller with some sci-fi undertone. My pricipal foes: grammar, and "over thinking" or rather "over explaining". My most frequently used keyboard key: the backspace. This writting affliction is happily supported by my full time job and tempered by my other obligations to various pets and livestock and my familly. Hoping to return soon!