I was born with strong opinions. Eventually, I got paid for those opinions as part of weekly newspaper columns covering family life, parenting, and religion – depending on the publication. I spent about a decade writing columns and another one as a feature writer, food/nutrition reporter, education reporter, details of which you can find here. I’m struggling through a rewrite of one novel and the creation of another, trying desperately to learn the art of writing fiction after decades of “just the facts, ma’am.” You can find me on Twitter @rshorton.