Hello! I've been writing fiction since I was 11 (won't say how long ago that was), but put it down for a career in IT, and picked it back up after being laid off. This winter I've been parked near the pellet stove working on the sci-fi novel I began before I became a corporate drone. Since technology has marched on and so have I, it's like starting the story all over again. A good thing, because I also think a lot differently now than I did when I was younger. I'm having so much fun that I've decided to stay a victim of poverty just so I don't have to leave the pellet stove or the characters that have been rattling around my brain for so long. I've discovered it's possible to get thirteen uses out of a paper coffee filter if you rinse it out with plain water and hang it up. But that also means I have to leave the house twelve fewer times to go buy coffee filters. I've had articles published in a few periodicals for various interests (nothing online). Am looking forward to participating in this forum.