In 2004, I got "The Call."  That is, my agent called to say that I had been offered a contract for my Felix Gomez series.  Seven vampire novels, a YA novel, a graphic novel, some short fiction, and numerous ghost-written books later, I'm still here. In the meantime I've taught creative writing at Lighthouse Writers Workshops and the Regis Mile High MFA program, had some adventures, and met a lot of great people, artists and writers, mostly. 

My big lesson in this journey? Man, is there a big gulf between my world and reality. And so what? I prefer my delusions. The truth would be an unseemly thing for a professional liar like myself.