Texan. Retired academic. Author of the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series. Avid runner. Owner of Geri, Speedo, and Sam -- cats, all of them.
"I don't need a great plot if I like the characters or the writing, and I don't need great writing or characters if there's a great plot. But even with a great plot, the writing has to be at least serviceable, and the characters have to be a little more than cardboard."