Yet here I am. I've been watching the forum for a couple of months, usually checking in once or twice a week to see what's happening. Mostly, I used the forum to research self-publishing. I guess I finally decided there are enough interesting/worthwhile threads to stop lurking in the shadows and start contributing! I'm a pretty simple guy. I like bourbon, metal music, and pizza. I was a social studies teacher for a brief time, and now I run a summer camp. It's a pretty sweet gig. Writing has always been a hobby of mine, but it was only within the past 18 months or so that I really began to work at it and write down some of the stories floating around in my head. I look forward to sharing some of my demented musings in this forum and helping other members grow as writers in any way I can.