Welcome to Coffee Flavored Ink. I am your host, Dwight Spencer, and I will be taking you on this fun-filled journey. ‘Taking’ isn’t quite right … because you have to be the one who reads along (or plays along) … so let’s just say I’m the guy behind the screen. Sort of like a Wizard of Oz without the smoke and mirrors. So who am I you ask? That question would be a lot easier to answer if I knew myself. All I can do is tell you what I do know.
I am first and foremost a father of two amazing boys. They are rocketing towards being adults (19 and 20 as of this writing) but so far they still need their dad from time to time. At least that is what I tell myself. Being a father has changed me in ways that I cannot even begin to describe. Let’s just say that I have loved every minute of it and will continue to do so.
Being a self-proclaimed connoisseur of anything cheeseburger, I fall happily into the burgerholic camp. I know there are more of you out there. Fess up! But before I go any farther, let me say that I would like to meet the guy that thought up putting pickles on a burger – AND PUNCH HIM RIGHT IN THE FACE! I hate pickles in general. Maybe one day I will tell you that story; but, for now suffice it to say that I hate pickles on my burger. So the funny thing about being a burgerholic: I will go into any restaurant, no matter the type, and order a burger. If you can’t make a burger then I am sure your $100 steak is crap.
I have been writing for about the past 20 years or so. But mostly for myself. I kicked off a future writing career during NaNoWriMo 2015 with my first novel. It is not ready to even be revealed but from that time to now, I have realized I was put here on this blue globe to write. It is my passion, my desire, and the obsession that keeps me up at night. Since NaNo 2015, I have written many short stories, flash fiction, am working on a novella series … make that two novella series, and a poem or two thrown in for good measure. My plan is to become published by my 46th birthday (damn I’m old).
So that is a little about me. I am sure I will divulge more information as we head out on this journey. I feel compelled to add a disclaimer here about what I write. I am a horror/suspense writer first, a YA writer second. You may find scattered here and there a curse word or two … okay … or a hundred. I do not make apologies for how I talk or write. I will, however, try to keep it clean for certain topics.
Let the journey begin. Just put one foot in front of the other. After all, isn’t that what life is?