I am a long time Freelance Writer. I pen hen scratchings in several genres as well as Country music, poems, scripts, novellas, novels, and short stories. I have been published in a variety of newspapers and magazines, both online and in print. My main purpose for joining The Next Big Writer is to finalize my book Astatula. The general gist of which is: orphaned at ten years old after his father perished in a car crash, Cody Schroder becomes the ward of the sheriff of Astatula. Can his guardian turn him, and his life, around in a small west Texas town where a deranged mass murderer runs loose? Any and all constructive critiques are welcomed.