I grew up in a big city ... went to school ... worked a bit ... went back to school to get a degree ... got my degree ... started my career (not in Journalism or any field that requires writing per se) ... bought a house, started a family with a wonderful woman ... I have a daughter and am now in my early 40's.
I started watching the now defunct show of Xena: Warrior Princess. I discovered that people wrote about the characters. I loved the stories where Xena and Gabrielle were lovers. There were a number of writers that I enjoyed reading. I began to read more and more of the genre of erotica. Just over two years ago, 2006, I wrote my first short story. I was hooked.