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In my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, storytelling is still an appreciated art form. It’s not uncommon to see neighbors on front porches sharing stories and sweet tea on a hot, humid August afternoon. The men discuss business while the women gossip, although I’ve never been able to distinguish a difference between the two.
We love people, food, and LSU sports with equal amounts of passion. We have two places of worship: Tiger Stadium on Saturday and church on Sunday. It’s a place where people don’t need Facebook; they just go to breakfast at a local restaurant where they can catch up on each other’s lives. It’s a place where people ask “Who’s your daddy?” and “What high school did you go to?” to quickly put together your family history . It’s a place where we are expected to say Ma’am and Sir as we attempt to hold onto the civility and manners that seem to be fading from today’s society.
I suspect growing up in a small town incapable of keeping secrets is what made me want to write. The stories, some true and some made up to serve in the absence of truth, captivated me then and compel me to write today.
It seems like a lifetime ago that I lived in Hammond spending my time with friends skiing and fishing in the swamps full of mossy cypress trees, alligators, and catfish. Today, I reside in Houston with my wife, two daughters, and our rescue dog.
I left Louisiana after finishing my Ph.D. from LSU in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I’m currently an English professor by day and an aspiring author by night (or the early hours of the morning when my house is actually quiet!). As you can tell by looking at the picture, I still enjoy good food, loathe exercise (I would rather wear an “UnfitBit” that tells me if I’ve done too much physical activity in a day), and spending time with my family traveling and finding the next adventure with them, whether it be zip lining through the jungle or hiking in the volcanoes of Costa Rica, snorkeling the clear blue waters of the Caribbean, or enjoying historical sites, churches, and museums throughout Europe.
I enjoy creating characters and writing fiction that includes many moments of truth and is often based in reality with the hope that the reader will seek to see what’s real and what I’ve imagined.
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