I am haunted by a dead naked man-whore. I am also a Pittsburgh Steelers fan residing in the heart of Baltimore.
The haunting is not as insane as it seems. My entertaining and highly inappropriate ghost is actually a main character in my first novel. I finished the first draft of the book, tentatively titled Jay, Walking in December 2012. I am now embarking on the tasks of editing and seeking agent representation. So although the original crafting of the story is done, me and my weaner-wagging ghost are still pretty much tied at the hip.
There’s really no need to call the men in the white coats on me for considering myself haunted by my own fictional character. This happens to many writers, and at least mine IS a ghost. The whole Steelers fan in Baltimore thing? That’s another story.
In addition to my first novel, I have written several short stories, articles and nonfiction works. You can find an overview of them at The Short Works.
By day, I work in higher education, alternately improving and throwing expletives at student information systems.
Be forewarned – I have a 5th grade sense of humor and have to act like a seasoned professional at least 40 hours a week. So in my spare time, I say things like “butthead” and “doucherocket” a lot.
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