Hello, I've recently come across this forum for writers and decided I liked the look and feel of the community here. Everyone seems to genuinely be friendly and helpful unlike some sites I've looked at in the past. It's a relief to find a popular and well-tended community where writers can come to get/give advice/information. Now, for a little about me I guess... I am a published author (although my first forray into publishing was a dismal failure through a POD vanity press; the only saving grace was that I didn't have to pay to publish). The novel that is still currently under contract is called Sister Light; Book One: Of Shadows. It is a dark fantasy for adults. As far as the genres I enjoy, I tend to dabble in anything that pops into my head. I hold a preference for science fiction and fantasy but have delved into the realms of romance, erotica, and even children's lit from time to time to name a few. The only genre I've really steered away from is horror. Despite my intense love of the genre (as far as reading), I've never been particularly gifted at scaring the living daylights out of people on the page; and I can recognize my weakness as a writer. I have a background in writing and editing. I even offer proofreading and (some) copyediting services to writers for very reasonable prices (or so I've been told ). I work a full time job ontop of my writing regime (which is two hours a day, five days a week), volunteer for local literacy programs, and act in the local area plays and musicals. What else? Hum? I'm an old-school geek. I enjoy playing D&D, flipping CC game cards, and singing karaoke (badly but entertainingly). I'm an extrovert; I'll talk your ear off, if given a chance; and I enjoy people. That's pretty much me in a nutshell. Like I said, anything else you want to know...just ask. Thanks, BB I'm a very open person. Anything you want to know, just ask. I've yet to be offended by anyone, so don't worry about that.