I've been working at the craft of writing ever since I can remember (at least 50 years - I am ahh [at long last] retired). I began with science fiction, but a few years ago moved over to what I guess can be categorized as action/adventure. I self-published a three book series on Amazon KDP and CreatSpace. The series' main characters are a female archeologist (yeah, sort of an Indiana Jones type character) and her boyfriend-husband, who served in Military Intelligence, CIA and currently owns his own security business that is is a loosely veiled mercenary for hire company. Their exploits take them on adventures from the Middle east to the South American mountain ruins of Machu Picchu. I've had a range of experience on forums geared to authors. Some have been tremendously beneficial. One became so onerous and personal that I ended up quitting. I enjoy working with beta readers and constantly test my writing ability by posting samples of my work with the hope of receiving positive constructive criticism. I do make an effort to offer positive comments whenever I can. My background is mostly in the area of computers, last serving as the director of information technology at a large hardware/housewares wholesale company. In fact, my computer experience (both hardware and programming) goes back to the days of 'big-iron' - multimillion dollar computers in isolated environment-controlled rooms.