Author has written 10 stories for Friday Night Lights, Pride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility.
I never played high school football - in fact I didn't go to high school - although I did play the real kind of football, you know, that you play with your foot, on an amateur team overseas for half a season. As far as gridiron football (sounds better than American football, doesn't it?) I never played it beyond flag or touch in junior high, and after a 20-year hiatus, being a fan of the game has become one of my guilty pleasures. In 2012 I watched every single episode of Friday Night Lights over a few months - and then immediately wanted to watch them all again.
I've always liked to write since I was a child - in fact for some years I worked as a history researcher and as a reporter - but I haven't always been able to stick with and complete all the ideas and projects that have wandered into my mind. I spent some years as a writer of other kinds of fanfiction and in the process left behind a bunch of stories dropped a couple of computers ago, some completed short pieces, and a bunch of ideas that never got beyond my hard drive, or my internal hard drive, you know, my brain. I guess you could say that my relationship to writing is like Landry Clarke's to football: I like it, I can recognize my limitations and the fact that there are a bunch of them, I'm definitely not talented enough to start on the first team, but I can play hard and occasionally, I might throw a nice block or catch a touchdown, or hit that 45-yarder to win a game (without really expecting it).
Since I'm writing this profile before submitting any stories, I have no idea what kind of stuff is going to come out of the rickety laptop I'm using. In the beginning, probably short stuff focusing on a few characters at a time. For now, I'd rather start things that I can finish than try out for varsity and fall flat on my nose. (or anybody else's for that matter) Expect some level of quirkiness, possible inter-cultural elements, and eventually a few original characters who might or might not know what they're doing there.
Clear Eyes? Actually, mine don't work too well.
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