So. Why start out like this? Why talk, if ever so fleetingly, of these three characters as a personal introduction?
I could have, of course, listed the authors that made me want to be a Writer (Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, and H. P. Lovecraft, in order, for the record.) I could have talked about the One Big Moment in Junior High that pushed me in that direction. I could have talked genre, of my interest in Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy.
I could have done a lot of things.
This, I think, covers most of who I am. Why I am.
All three characters have stories of action and adventure.
All three have moments of Horror and bits of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
All three filled a bored child’s life when he needed it.
And all three, for good or ill, influenced and influence me. They were the first. They lead the way.
It might be important to know that. Heading forward.