The difficult question one faces when introducing oneself to a group of writers is how to do so without seeming to be trying too hard. I will not prove my writing prowess to you in these first moments, of that I am absolutely certain. Still, one attempts to prove in whatever feeble way a right to be a member of the group. Consider this my chest thump. In order to master any worthwhile skill one must continually work to hone that skill. My earnest hope is to find other writers like myself that I can learn from, bounce ideas off of, and strengthen myself as a writer. I also want to be that soundboard for others. I guess the best thing to say is that I have a lot of stories to tell. Help me tell mine and I will help you tell yours.