I have never written a blog before. I've never been big into journal writing or confessing my day to day thoughts to a diary. Most of the writing I do is of the fictional variety and most of that is set in the fantasy world of Honua.
I am getting ready to release my first novel, Ophelia and Lyan are Dead Meat, soon and I thought a blog might be a good place to release some behind the scenes or background type items. Not to mention any short stories that I may or may not already have written and may or may not have anything to do with the Honua universe I created and possibly live in psychologically.
So I guess this should be where I get the standard introduction out of the way:
My name is Spencer Stoner. I'm a Leo. I like long walks on the beach...
No, while that is true, that is a stupid, cliched way to make fun of a post like this. Take two:
I, Spencer Stoner, am a writer. I spend most of my time mulling over ideas for stories in my head and considering the possibilities of events I witness becoming parts of those stories.
I am also a second degree black belt in American Kenpo Karate. I draw as a hobby (again, focusing on the myriad of characters in my stories. It is important to keep their looks consistent, right?) and I am currently and Assistant Scoutmaster for a troop of eleven year old Boy Scouts.
I have three sisters. All of them have Hawaiian names. Only one of them is married, not that it's a good or bad thing, just a status update. I have a brother who is related to me in every meaningful way except for genetics.
My Mother has always been supportive of my writing habit and, truly, I would not be pursuing this without her encouragement. If she ends up reading this, please let me take this moment for a brief aside to say "Hi, Mom! I love you!"
Anyway, that's "me" in a nut shell. We'll have to see where this goes. Together.