Thanks for the welcome! My name is Ryan "Ahr" Neely (the Ahr ... pronounced just like the letter R ... is a holdover nickname from college that is attached to every bit of my online presence, so I leave it there so people know).
What do I write? I'm all over the board (unfortunately). I've been writing science-fiction and fantasy for some time, both in the adult market and in a middle grade and YA market but have yet to see anything published. I write literary short stories for my writing group (because they don't adhere to the notion of genre fiction), and some of those have been published. However, through a series of misfortunate (they weren't quiet unfortunate, but they have yet to be proven as fortunate) events I've decided to switch gears and head into the hard-boiled detective story in an attempt to find a market I both love and who will love me ... somewhere I can write something I love and also meet genre standards. I've been reading and studying this genre for years but have always been drawn to sci-fi and fantasy because of the wonder it offers (which I'm also drawn to).
I have a two authors tied for favorite. I'm not sure which is winning. It's a toss up between Robin Hobb and Chuck Palahniuk.
Thanks again for the welcome!