Writing has always been a passion. I'm the sole author, co-author, or editor of 14 books so far. As a contributing editor to PopMatters, I write a monthly film/television column, Deep Focus. Add introductions or chapters in another dozen books, plus journal articles and reviews, and you can see why my colleagues think I'm a bit obsessed with the research-and-writing process. I only hope that I'm passing on a few insights about communication (and maybe inspiring greater interest in film or fantasy and science fiction lit) as I teach students at Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach, Florida. When I'm not absorbed with a new project or classes, I like to travel. Favorite destinations include Scotland, Wales, Canada, and New Zealand--and I always have a book or two with me for the long flights.