I'm a British expat. I moved to the United States 10 years ago and am currently living in San Diego, California. We're six blocks from the beach but I have established that our home is high enough above sea level that we'll be safe should a tsunami hit. (If a large chunk of Hawaii should fall into the ocean and generate a megatsunami, however, all bets are off.) My wife and I travel reasonably extensively, and in recent years have visited the Netherlands, Portugal, Cambodia, Thailand, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Australia and Fiji. Our goal is to complete a half marathon in all 50 states*, which we figure is a great way of (a) seeing the country and (b) keeping fit. I've been an author since I was 18 and stopped being absolute rubbish at it about 10 years later, which goes to show that creative writing is easy but good creative writing takes training, and plenty of it. Under a shamelessly fake medical pseudonym, I'm also a contributor and comments editor at Blogcritics. I have a wide range of interests (or possibly just a short attention span) so you can expect lenses on just about anything. You can find some of my fiction at Authonomy: same username, but look for me by putting a space after "Ian" **. * 4 down, 46 to go. ** Not my real name, by the way. Well, Ian is. Well, one of them.