In profile I look a lot like Alfred Hitchcock, and contrary to my pen name, I am a novice author.
But seriously I am a 50ish male, Canadian, Married (no Children), owned by two cats, Life Insurance professional.
My background includes fantasy roleplaying, reading SF, Fantasy, and History. I have in the past sold furniture, worked in a game store, worked as a Technical Field Service Prepresentive, repaired computers, scuba-dived, traveled through Europe, been a bartender, attended SF conventions, sold cars (used), studied to become a funeral director, had open heart surgery, taken published photographs, worked as a railway labourer, and rode a horse.
All of the above provided experiences that have influenced my writing.