I have been a Lord of the Rings fan since 1967, when I was 15 years old. I have read the books countless times over the years, and began writing fanfic in 2004. I've written many stories, nearly all of them hobbit-centric; in addition I am a co-mod of the LOTR_GFIC community and of Many Paths to Tread and of shire_kitchen and mod of lotr_crafts . In my personal life, I've been married since 1976, and have one adult son. LOTR and fanfic are my main hobby, but I have several other hobbies as well: calligraphy, cooking, needlework of all kinds, sewing, decorative painting and polymer clay are all other creative outlets for me.