Time to introduce ourselves, that is. :) So who am I? A retiree, married, no kids (two stepdaughters, though), homing in on 60, who’s hoping to have a “second career” doing what I really wanted to be doing all along but couldn’t, because I needed that safe, secure living a regular “job job” provided (sound familiar?). Oh, yes, and I’m also the creator of Bayou Noir. What is Bayou Noir, you ask? It’s an hour-long Southern Gothic Serial Drama, set in in and around a (fictional) town of the same name located somewhere in the heart of Louisiana’s “Cajun Country”. It’s kind of like Dark Shadows (original series) meets The Sopranos meets The Long Hot Summer. Its cast of characters (and the town itself could even be considered one of them) is varied and colorful, but the main protagonists are the members of the Delacroix family, whose ancestors founded the town some 300 years ago, when Louisiana belonged to the French. The Delacroix are rich, influential, powerful; they’re the “power behind the powers that be” in Bayou Noir, and nothing — legal or illegal — happens there without the say-so of the family’s patriarch, Jean-Baptiste “JB”. Of course, when you’re all those things, and you live in one of the most supernaturally-charged areas of America, you can’t help but have more than a few skeletons (and ghosts, vampires, werewolves, witch queens, zombies...) in your family’s closet. Currently I have a 66 page script for a pilot episode completed that’s been praised by more than one script coverage reviewer for its concept, dialogue, and characters, and am currently working on a pitch bible. It’s both my hope and intention to find in the coming year an independent producer of TV series for streaming platforms who shares my view that it would make a great vehicle for quality character-driven storytelling that’s both entertaining and engaging!