Hello and welcome! My name is Patrick Parr, and I'll be posting here on Thursdays...you know, that day of the week (at least for me) when you're not really sure whether to remain business-like, or leap toward a weekend of absolute excellence...something like that.
I'll info-dump my credentials. This is usually what I send out when I send a story somewhere...give or take a phrase or two.
I have a B.A. in English Literature from Catawba College (Reader: Where the hell is that?), and an M.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University (R: Popular, my ass...has this guy even been published?) Previous work has appeared in Byline, Amazon Shorts (R: eh, whatever), and Every Day Fiction, among others. Currently I live with my wife in Ellensburg, Washington (R: somebody married this guy?) and teach as an ESL Lecturer at Central Washington University (R: Excellent...a wannabe snobby elitist telling me stuff I already know).
As of right now, I've written several novels which would get shelved in the perpetually nebulous category dubbed...Mainstream. Most people, when I tell them mainstream, they just look at me with eyes that say this: So...creampuff literary? Or...what's the matter?...In denial about picking a genre? But it's true. It's my category, and I guess what most of my posts will be about will be (perhaps) clarifying what this means.
Look forward to hearing from you.