I used to be cute once! Now I'm 58 and I live in Cambodia. I've had an odd and varied life. I've held jobs varying from manager of a self-storage facility in London to owner of a small museum in Tennessee. I've lived in many places and enjoyed travelling around. Now I'm semi-retired and write to put a crust of bread on my plate. I have written many short stories and edited many newsletters and society publications. These are my attempts at full length novels. I hope, with your approval, I will be writing more. The one lesson I've learned from this is not to trust your characters. They really live. Let me quickly tell you the story of Doris, Logan's Mom in the Last Generation. She started life in the first draft as a man. He simply answered the telephone, put the call from Mike through to Ronald McMurtry and exited the story. Then he demanded a larger part. Soon he became Doris, and had a speaking role. When Mike decided he wanted to talk to McMurtry, he went to the office and found Doris. I did not write her into that role, she wrote herself. Mike had to go back, re-write where he bought a bunch of flowers and meet her again. She did appreciate the flowers. After a bit, I found she had a 'son', and the character of Logan was born. He was not in the original draft at all. From that moment on, Logan's own role became central. You've read the result. However, I swear Doris and Logan wrote themselves into the book. It was not my doing. The characters live. They really do, and they grow with the story. I loved that. You may find some of them re-appear in later books. I have a story to write about Logan, if he'll let me, and by popular demand, there's the life of Tom in 33AD. He has a lot of travel to undertake despite the fact he's an old man.