Creativity is a very important part of my life. I have written fiction since I could hold a pencil, publishing three novels in the 1990s and early 2000s. But when I moved to New Orleans in 2002, I discovered a love for visual art as well. Inspired by the energy, history and spirit of the city and surrounded by such beautiful decay, I began to paint and I haven’t stopped since. Now I’m either a writer who paints or a painter who writes.