I am a retired gentleman (hah!) who has published a few titles, Kindle/electronic and their CreateSpace hard copy service. The target readership was limited, something I knew when I wrote them. I am currently working on something with much broader (potential) appeal and hope to get some feedback. I was born and raised in Northern California but have lived in Costa Rica for the last nine years. My two "careers" before retirement were musician and computer programmer/analyst. My current project is in need of some objective feedback. I suppose it could be called a biography, or perhaps a memoir mostly focused on the life of someone close to me, specifically, my brother, and his heroin addiction. I will leave it at that for now. I am hoping to find some writers willing to read a rather long excerpt and answer the basic question "is it interesting?" I will gladly reciprocate by reading a longish excerpt from anyone willing to read mine and give whatever feedback they desire. I don't consider myself a great stylist but I can give an honest opinion. Thanks to all. I am new here and I hope this is not a violation of a rule or etiquette, but if you have something for me to look at and are willing to reciprocate, send me a message. Meanwhile I will cruise around the site and participate where I think I can be of use.