Joined Sep 17 2010
42 years old
I’m Gerald. I write stuff. Like the novel The Ghost Toucher. I’ve also written several short stories and I’m a bit of a poet too.
I’ve lived a significant portion of my life in my own head. I was born in 1976 to a 911 operator and a line worker at Chrysler. I’m sure they weren’t doing that when I was born, but that was my earliest memory of what my parents did for a living. I was named after my grandmother, Geraldine Hill, and I’ve been fighting not to get saddled with her nickname ever since.
I've been writing for years. Mostly unoriginal, sucky stuff at first. I think it was in 2nd grade when everyone in class wrote their own book and we hand bound them with yarn or something. Mine was about two witches named Yvonne & Yvette, though I don’t remember what they did other than live in the woods and use big sticks to stir things in a cauldron. I would say writing really started for me in tenth grade with short stories and a comic book story my best friend and I collaborated on when we were Juniors in high school, but I wasn’t doing anything that really was going to go anywhere. By Senior year I’d given up and forgotten about writing, save for really, really bad poetry I wrote for my now wife.