Hi All, I'm a Newfoundlander living a long way from home. I've been a casual writer for many decades now and I've only recently reached a point in my life where I have the time and confidence to chase my dream of being a published author, preferably in the science fiction genre. My leanings are towards keeping the science at least plausible, so I've been collecting reference links like mad for months now while writing various little stories unfit for showing anyone, but useful for practising my writing. Soon though I'll kick one of my stories out into the cold cruel world and I'm glad I found this site. I've noted the members are quite helpful, so I'm looking forward to learning and possibly even contributing to the occasional conversation.