I have a wife who is not a geek herself but accepts my geekiness and a young daughter who has yet to realize just how geeky her Dad is. I grew up on cartoons (GI Joe, Thundarr the Barbarian, Dungeons and Dragons), Star Trek, and X-men comic books. I think this shows in my writing. I've been into mythology lately, particularly studying Joseph Cambell's ideas (archetypes, hero's journey, etc.). I try to write using these concepts. I'm not so much a writer as I am a re-writer. As an engineer, I think I tend to be more technical and chronologically. I really try to force myself away from those tendencies. I tend to write solo rather than collaborative but I enjoy receiving feedback and comments on my work. Fun is the bottom line to all my writing. I want the reader to feel like he/she has been to new and interesting place.