I retired last year from the newspaper business after 40 years. I couldn't take away my desk and computer, but I did leave with a priceless stash of stories and contacts locked in my head. Soon afterward, my wife Gail and I moved to Lake George, NY from Lynchburg, VA, and I'm now freelancing full-time. My first novel, "The Kudzu Kid," came out last fall, and I'm starting a free service for struggling authors in May called "Snowflakes in a Blizzard" (snowflakesarise.wordpress.com). I joined this group because I have a novel coming up that I think might make a viable screenplay, and I know very little about how to do that.
Unique traits: Not much, except that that I've developed the ability to write entire magazine articles and chapters of books in my head, something I had to do as a sportswriter on late deadline.