"Society is, always has been and always will be a structure for the exploitation and oppression of the majority through systems of political force dictated by an élite, enforced by thugs, uniformed or not, and upheld by a willful ignorance and stupidity on the part of the very majority whom the system oppresses" - Richard Morgan. I am a sometimes writer with a propensity for editing my works to death until I lose all desire to continue. This format initially appealed to me since I would be unable to edit after 24 hours so the stories can move forward. I used to draw maps all the time and have found that is one of the reasons I love fantasy. I find it irritating when fantasy books don't have a map to act as an interesting story supplement. Believe it or not, one of my favorite books is an atlas. In addition to Fantasy, I am also a big fan of Historical Fiction, Science fiction, and plain old good yards (classics or otherwise). Some of my favorite authors are Brandon Sanderson, Guy Gavriel Kay, Richard Morgan, and Lee Child. I own a bookstore on Vancouver Island called Bucknucks. It is in a little mall called Valleyview Centre and I am surrounded by books and muses indoors, and I only have to step out of my shop to get a view of mountains and trees. I love it. I welcome all additions to any story that I make - don't be shy. It's more fun the more people who show interest so if you feel like you might want to jump on one of my literary boats, please do so. If there is something that could be improved in my writing please comment. I welcome any criticism since I only want to get better. I have a novel on the go and my dream is to be published someday.