I remember a vomiting cop...
Okay, I didn't want to just say "Hi! I'm new!" in the header, so I used what (for a long time) was the first line in my nearly-completed novel. Which is, incidentally, a very black comedy.
I'm a lifelong writer (as in "paid to be a writer") though almost all of it has been in advertising and entertainment. While my professional specialties have been comedy and (occasionally) education, my personal tastes run to Chuck Palahniuk, Kurt Vonnegut, and Katherine Dunn's "Geek Love."
I'm here to soak up insights and general camaraderie, and find out more about the workshops. And as my novel is going to have to go the self-publishing route, I hope to pick up some information about marketing (I got some excellent feedback from agents and publishers, but they all felt the material was too extreme for mass audiences...and they're probably right).
So now I just sit back and wait for questions about favorite sandwiches, dangerous animals, and most embarrassing thing to leave in a shallow grave - right?