Speculative fiction (SpecFi) is the genre I prefer in writing my novels (may contain an element of mysticism, fantasy, erotica, etc.). I'm in a critique group (a spin-off of our monthly writer's club in south Alabama). I write magazine articles, edit & critique fiction, love to read contemporary suspense novels, and have been editing a monthly outdoor magazine for the last five years. Nature lover, too. My favorite authors are James Lee Burke, Walter Mosley, and T.K. Thorne.