In poker, a "grinder" is one who puts in 50-60 hours a week on the felt to make a living. I've made most my money in the auto industry up to this point. So I decided to go with "Lotgrinder" when creating my online persona as I've been putting in 50-60 hour work weeks on "the lot" for years. A year ago I decided to pursue my poker career and have been averaging a modest $25 a hour at the poker table. So, I decided to start blogging/posting on a poker forum and I eventually end up getting a paid blog opportunity for a poker website and numerous requests for me to start e-booking my short stories as a lot of people who play poker, gamble, experiment with drugs, or have had checkered/abusive/depressing pasts find them interesting. Over the years I have compiled over 1000 pages of stories that are my own and I hope to share those with you so you can all rip my writing to shreds and ultimately make me a better writer. I have no background, education, or training as a writer but I've been told the nuts/bolts/dialogue of my stories are great. So, I am humbly here to improve and I'm going to start reading your stories right away. Thank you for reading this post and thank you in advance for checking out my stories. I hope to God I can at least entertain some of you.