Lets see... Grew up in the South, despite all the running away I've done, it will always be a part of me. I have the accent to prove it. I take quite a bit of pride in where I came from, and I spend a lot of time trying to live down some of the unflattering stereotypes.
I played baseball as a kid, I fished, I read too much -- yadda yadda. In high school I fell in love with video editing software and went to college for film. In college I fell back in love with writing and went to grad school for that.
I've bounced around after school, but there is no place like the South. When I didn't live here, I stopped wanting to tell stories -- when that happened, I panicked. So now I'm back to write and live, 'cause this place is my muse and I want to know it intimately.