. But I live in south-central Mississippi. Still have a growing hankering to go back across the River to Arkansas one of these days.
I'm just a more-or-less traditional Southern boy, I like to hunt, fish, and practice the shooting sports, when time permits (not often, as I teach physics & math in high school), and I write whenever I can. Crime fiction, of course, but I've also tried my hand at a few other things. I recently had a story published in Crime & Suspense Ezine,(http://www.crimeandsuspense.com/), which was, in fact, my first publication anywhere. (Still pumped over that.)
Happily married for nigh onto thirty-three years, now (this November), with two grown young'uns and three of the finest-looking little grandkids you'll ever see (Landon, 9, and Lauren, 6, and Kaitlyn, 7 months).
That's about all I've got to say about that.
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Books And Authors I Like:
I read anything by James Lee Burke, James Patterson, and Michael Connelly just on their names, though I'll confess each of them has - on occasion - fallen short of his best.
I like some of the old classics - Earl Stanley Gardner, Mickey Spillane, Dashiell Hammett; and I'm exploring some of the current crop of excellent writers - Tess Gerritsen, Kathy Reichs, are two relatively new in my list, and I've just discovered Lisa Gardner. Excellent.
I also have a deep love for stories of the Old West (both the real thing, in fiction and nonfiction, and the Hollywood version), but that's a bit off-topic for this forum, I expect.
Sprinkle in a significant interest in the Middle Ages, particularly Scottish-Irish-English history of that time, Christian history & theology, physics and cosmology, and that's pretty much me.
(Oh, there's more, but without doubt,you're heartily sick of me if you've read this far.)
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
TV: "CSI Miami" (LOVE the magical DNA equipment, which takes a little vial, spins it in a centrifuge, then spits out a full profile of the killer, complete with address, phone, and social security numbers. Yes, yes, I know DNA forensics is real, but methinks they take a few shortcuts on the show; good fun, anyhow).
"Criminal Minds;" and who COULDN'T love the "Law and Order" franchise in its three incarnations (original, CI, SVU)?
Beyond these, I watch a lot of the History Channel, Discovery Channel, etc.