Bio: St. Augustine is my home town. I live downtown nearby Castillo de San Marcos in the oldest city in the U. S., founded in 1565. My background is primarily public relations and all things related to communications. I'm also involved with politics both local, state and national. And I read, read and read more except when I get proofing/editing jobs that come my way. I also write reviews on most of the books I read with my favorite genre noir and hard-boiled. However, I do slip in other books which are recommended as good, five star books. My favorite author is John D. MacDonald and Travis McGee, my all time favorite guy. Loving the water, go to the local outdoor pool four times a week with a great group of water aerobic fanatics. The pool is open daily regardless of the temperature and closes only when thunder is heard. It does close when the outside temperature is 35 degrees. Hate when the temp goes down to 35.