View Full Version : Hello from the Deep South

04-17-2012, 09:07 PM
Hello. My real name is Gary D. Henderson. I live in the Atlanta, GA area and work by day as a mild-mannered, humble code monkey in a number of languages for Big Healthcare™.

I write short stories, flash, novellas, and novelettes. In science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, dark fiction, and anything else that strikes my fancy. I haven't submitted for publication, yet, but that is changing.

I am a member of three writing groups, because each one provides different expertise. One of them is online on Second Life. Ask me about The Quillians if you want to join in. We do neat things.

My current novel WIP is an urban fantasy (series) set in modern-day Atlanta, but magic works. There are no sexy vampires or sexy were-anythings. Just hard-working agents of a paranormal branch of the FBI trying to solve paranormal crimes in paranormal Atlanta. And there's paranormal.

I have a series of 26 short stories I wrote for NaNoWriMo last year, and I'm currently slogging my way through the edit/critique process with those. I finished up with about 122,000 words, and that has grown as I've edited. (Yes, I think I might be doing it wrong.) They range in genre from fairy tale to dystopian sci-fi to erotica to hard sci-fi to...bizarre things that just kinda came out of me as I wrote. o.O

Anyway...hi. This is me poking my toe in the water to see how the temperature is.

04-17-2012, 09:07 PM

04-17-2012, 09:11 PM

Griffin Hayes
04-17-2012, 09:15 PM
Hi Gary. Welcome to AW!

04-17-2012, 09:15 PM
HI from Alabama.

04-17-2012, 09:18 PM
Welcome aboard

04-17-2012, 09:26 PM
HI from Alabama.

I'm originally from Alabama. The Tuscaloosa environs, to be precise. Hi.

Or maybe 'Howdy!' would be more appropriate. :)

Detri Redmond
04-17-2012, 09:33 PM
Welcome fellow southerner! :) From Mississippi but I've been in Atl for 2 years now.

04-17-2012, 09:37 PM

04-17-2012, 09:49 PM
Welcome to the forums, Gary!

04-17-2012, 10:44 PM
Welcome to AW! I hope you like it here :)

04-17-2012, 10:57 PM
Welcome to AW!:)

04-18-2012, 12:13 AM

04-18-2012, 12:20 AM
Hello, and welcome!

04-18-2012, 02:11 AM

Take some time and read the Newbie Guide (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66315) and the Stickies found
at the top of Forum pages. They are your best guide to learning about
Absolute Write.

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04-18-2012, 08:52 AM
Welcome to AW. Hope you enjoy your stay with us.
How do you like your popcorn?

If you go to the bottom of the page to the 'forum jump' you can scroll down and find all the areas of this place. After you post 50 posts you can use the SYW areas to get help there. The password for some of the areas is…..vista. A word to the wise, it would be a good idea to participate first in helping others before you think about posting your own work. After you have been around here for awhile, then post something of your own for help. Good luck.

04-18-2012, 03:19 PM
Ello, welcome from an engineer in North Georgia, who is in the process of becoming, becoming a writer.

If you or anyone else out there are ever in need of someone who speaks and understands the dialect in the mountains of far North Georgia and Western N.C. I'm rat'chur. Right here...