Letís see, how do I begin?
I suppose the best place to start is to briefly (and I mean briefly) mention how I got to this point. When I read Stephen Kingís The Shining I knew I wanted to write; it didnít have to be a career, it was just this distant aspiration, something living and breathing in the back of my mind waiting for the right time to strike.
After I graduated from High School with a less-than-stellar performance I was shipped off, you might say, to a community college in Lethbridge where I trudged mindlessly through the post-senior year doldrums wondering what life had in store for me. I still wonder about that, and Iím certain those musings wonít lapse till my casketís closed.
In 1998 a very important event took place in Major League Baseball, and it inspired me to release that itching sensation, that breathing pulse in my mind that wished to be creative. It was the year Mark McGwire broke the single season homerun record. So I set out to write my own version of the experience.