Born a military brat, I started this adventure surrounded by the lushness of Honolulu, Hawaii. The beautiful surroundings didn't have time to leave much of an impression because 11 months later the military life grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and off our family went. My Dad's postings (Navy) were generally on the east coast and hopping around from base to base every couple years became the norm. Luckily I was able to spend all 4 of my high school years in one location...Havelock, North Carolina. I went to college at LSU (GEAUX TIGERS) where I met my best friend and future wife. After we married we moved to Atlanta and had our first child in 1987. We quickly realized living closer to family was something we both wanted, so by the time our daughter came along in 1990, it was a downright must. At the time my parents lived in New Jersey and my wifes mother and step-dad lived in Arkansas. It wasn't even a contest, Arkansas it was.
We now have three children and are living comfortably in the Natural State. Five years ago I re-discovered my affair with the written word...and here I am. I am uber-shy and most people confuse that with being stuck up or uncaring. The only reason I'm married (luckily so) is because my wife took charge during the dating process. The only place where shyness isn't a factor is when I'm on-line. If you want to know something else, just ask. I'm pretty much an open book (pardon the pun).
- DL Hammons
- Continually trying to answer the question...can a man of few words write a successful novel?
I'm a Mystery/Thriller/Suspense writer from small town USA who struggles everyday to balance my passion for prose against the need to be a full-time bread winner. Finding ways to devote more time to my writing is the challenge, but for now all I can do is follow this tug at my heart to wherever it leads. I'm here primarily to soak up all the knowledge I can from the writing-centric blogosphere, but I'll do my best to contribute by thinking of new and innovative ways to churn the writing pot.