I'm a transplanted Midwesterner, having lived in the American South now for seventeen years. I remain a Yankee in the eyes of the locals, and a "damn" Yankee at that, a term which I am told applies to those Northerners who move to the South and stay.
I've been writing as a hobby for over six years now, collaborating with a team of casual authors on a long-term project. I write there under another pen name, and doubt that I will be presenting any of that material here as I joined Hatrack River with the intention of developing my own original material.
I did, however, bring a friend.
That friend's introduction should be coming along shortly, and will probably share this thread. Also, while both of us have stories of our own to work on, I imagine it rather likely that we'll post some joint efforts as well.
So, enough for now! I think I've already written more than most of the introductions I've read here.
I'm the friend that West mentions above. The two of us have been writing collaborative fiction for some time now--our styles fit well together. We've evolved a method that seems to work well for joint projects, but I'd be interested in finding out if anyone else has written with another author, and how you managed it.
Thanks to the US military, I've had the good fortune to have lived in and experienced the cultures of other countries. The "nomadic" part of life is over now and I'm happy to call the mountains of the US west my final resting place!