I was born and bred in the moonshining heartland of rural Virginia. In and of itself, this isn't a thing of note, but it's a beginning and that's where everything has to start. My early literary passions tended to the horrific and macabre, but as I grew up and left those mountain roads behind, my tastes found themselves evolving. I still have a penchant for the dark, but that darkness is more often found not in tales of monsters and ghosts, but in the little horrors of our daily lives.
If my novels could be said to have a theme or genre of their own, it would be the exploration of the underlying philosophy of the mundane tragedy of existence. The bittersweet moments that bring us so much pleasure and pain.