I finished my first book almost exactly eight years ago. Don’t remember the date, but it was in April 2002. I’m about a week away from finishing my fifth, my first young adult novel. That, plus about fifteen issues of comics, twelve short stories or so, two screenplays sold but as yet unproduced, a couple of newspaper columns, a bunch of articles, and some TV work no one knows about; that’s where the years went. If you’ve read any of this, and decided to stick around, thank you.