When people ask me what I do, I often say I am a writer with lots of hobbies and a professional career as a community planner. Neanderthal Man is my second published novel. My first, Being Shirley Temple, became available on Kindle at Thanksgiving, 2012. As a professional, I help communities plan for their future, articulate what kind of place they want their community to be, and to determine how to best achieve their shared goals. While I haven't pined to leave this career that has sustained me all these years, I have also long looked forward to this point in my life when I could finally fully indulge my creative cravings.