Growing up in pre-Disney Orlando, my early years were much like any other small town boy’s: uneventful, save for the mischief and mayhem my three brothers and I unleashed upon each other and our unsuspecting, sleepy little community. Oh, we weren’t evil, mean or malicious – just bored – and anyone who knows anything about boys knows that boredom can be a very volatile thing when left unsupervised to molder and boil in the hot, Florida sun. But we survived, albeit battered, bruised and scarred, although our antics probably explain why our mother developed a nervous tic any time things got just a little, too quiet.
I idolized my two older brothers, both of whom had more than average artistic talent, and growing up in the family business allowed my to develop my own abilities and shape my future as a professional graphic artist. Samples of my work can be found at my web site www.artisangroup.us
Even after a lifetime of art, I still enjoyed it, but alas, boredom started to rear its tedious, little head again, so I looked for other venues to express myself. That led me to my other passion -- writing, an activity that enabled me to create my own worlds, people and events to keep me occupied, off the streets and out of harms way. The result of that personal reinvention is my first novel, "The Monkey Boy," which I wrote under the name M. D. Fann. The first third of the book can be read at http://books.google.com/books?id=NpUpqP_fvt0C&sitesec=buy&source=gbs_buy_s&cad=0
Having finished the book, I am now actively seeking insight and inspiration from other writers, and I look forward to hearing what everyone in the Red Room community has to say about the craft.
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