Hello all, I'm Joseph. I'm from Rhode Island. I've been writing for a long time and have been looking for a group to belong to for quite some time now. I'm hoping this might fit the bill. For a bit of personal background, I'm about to get my RN license though I also have a master's degree in psychological research (long story there). I've moved about quite a bit, living in Rhode Island, Kentucky, Florida, and even Italy and England. But I'm always a Rhode Islander at heart. I enjoy gardening and working out (weight lifting, mostly) and of course writing. So I should probably get into the latter since that's what brought me here. I write in the speculative fiction genre. Think China Mieville, Jeff Vandermeer, Laird Barron, or Thomas Ligotti (without the severe cosmic pessimism). So essentially, I place my writer's flag in the New Weird genre of fiction for the most part with occasional excursions into pure science fiction. I also like noir fiction and so of course mix some of those influences into my writing. So that sums up me thus far. I'm hoping to make connections and learn more about my craft as well as get the feedback I need to progress in my writing. Looking forward to jumping into the forums. If there's anything you'd like to know about me, just ask. I'm more or less an open book.