I'm a multi-published novelist and former (read: recovering) journalist from Louisiana. A two-time finalist for a Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society gold medal, (2002 - Anything But Ordinary, 2010 - The Patriot Joe Morton), I'm in the midst of transforming a novella into a full-length novel. I've two cats and a 'daughter' I've raised since she was four. And I am considering pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing. Looking forward to time here. Oh, a word. I'm not the "nice and supportive" guy when it comes to critiquing...or talking about your significant other...or the weather...or that pesky bad back. I'm empathetic, but I rarely pull punches and I never placate. If you want someone to tell you how great something is, how everything is going to be okay, or some other platitude to make you feel better, I ain't your guy. But if you want honesty, sometimes brutal, usually fair and almost always delivered with a ray of hope, I'm your guy. I ask the same in return.