Greetings, all! My name is Rene and I am an English teacher in Massachusetts, working specifically with at-risk high-schoolers and those with special ed. needs, behavioral issues, and/or criminal histories. On the side, I've also been trying to start writing again. Sadly, I admit it has been a while. My last full written work was a feature-length screenplay (locally award-winning) -- but that was in 2008. I'm not primarily a screenwriter. I have also written plays, poetry, short stories, and one "badly-needs-to-be-rewritten" novel. I am an aficionado of Gothic literature--dating all the way back to its folkloric roots--as well as classic weird tales (I am a Lovecraft lover, through and through). Honestly, the only modern horror author that I truly admire is Stephen King (but then, who can't help but admire him?). In addition to this ongoing obsession of mine, I have been studying and researching Arthurian legends and history for over 12 years. A while back, I wrote an Arthurian novel but, perusing it now, it is utter trash. My research in hand, I'm working on outlining a much better adaptation. However, due to a highly stressful lifestyle for various medical, familial, and financial reasons, I have not been writing for two years--only bits and pieces. Thus, here I am, seeking out fellow writers. I have been alone for far too long. Companionship and camaraderie can go a long way, sometimes.