I'm a compositionist. I write short stories of every genre and non-genre, poetry, and, invariably, the first halves of novels. I'm a dude. I'm twenty-five. I'm interested in and have at the least a cursory knowledge of pretty much every subject except football and automobile mechanics. I read about everything from Ancient Roman history to the history of baseball, from Ancient Egyptian economics to bi-planes of World War I. From anthropology to horticulture. I live in Appalachia. Not all hillbillies are rednecks.