Met Eric at the Tucson ComiCon. He was quite gracious and recommended that I join the group.
A fantastic booth, btw! Well done, sir.
Became serious about writing in January of 2013. Have self-pub'd four to market - two for adult, one for Mid-grade (with some artwork), and just recently launched a YA SF paperback which was two years in the making.
Have made several common mistakes along the way, but learned from watching the more successful authors and emulating their actions. Wish I could attend a Con every week, meet folks, make fans.
Looking forward to engaging this group, helping where I can, and meeting others like me who are intrigued that space carries the odor of burnt metal.