Hi! I'm JoetheLion, and I've joined up to get a little extra input on my current and future writing projects. I'm an antiques and vintage dealer by trade, and I'm just about to start the second draft of my first novel, an offbeat crime caper/romance, which started life as a forum RPG I did with a very dear friend of mine nearly ten years ago. We put so much more than was needed into the character development and plot that I couldn't just let it go, it niggled away at the back of my brain for years, and finally, with my friend's enthusiastic encouragement, I started putting it 'on paper' last winter. I hope this will be the first of many. I love research, and my trade gives me an insight on certain topics that I hope others will find useful, especially social, art, and design history, so feel free to pick my brains.