You won't find angst-ridden characters in my books who wallow in their feelings at every bump on the highway of life. In my stories you will find strong characters who deal with life's problems pragmatically and often somewhat dispassionately—as in fact most people do in real life. You will also find believable characters, characters who might even remind you of someone you know. Etienne lives in central Florida, very near the hamlet in which he grew up. He always wanted to write but didn't find his muse until a few years ago, when he started posting stories online. These days he spends most of his time battling with her, as she is a capricious bitch who, when she isn't hiding from him, often rides him mercilessly, digging her spurs into his sides and forcing the flow of words from a trickle to a flood.