Ensley F. Guffey has at one time or another been a chef, waiter, bartender, bouncer, car rental agent, cardiac model, restaurant manager, gas station attendant, electronic gambling associate, and ditch-digger third class. In recent years he has become an academic late bloomer, and in a burst of energy has completed his AA, BA, and MA in History, specializing in historical memory and American popular culture.
Throughout his adventures, in spite (or because) of bad livers, broken hearts, and other ailments common to the modern world, Ensley has managed to marry well, and to help raise one of the great American mutts, and two cats of indeterminate, though likely royal, lineage. He has also always been a reader, writer, and TV and film watcher par-excellence. He has presented papers at regional, national, and international academic conferences on topics ranging from the American industrialist Samuel Colt to the television show Breaking Bad, and he has published peer-reviewed scholarly essays on Babylon 5, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Farscape, and Marvel's the Avengers.
With his wife, K. Dale Koontz, Ensley co-convened the Joss In June conference on the works of Joss Whedon in June 2013, and they are co-authors of Wanna Cook? The Complete, Unofficial Companion to Breaking Bad, available right now and right here on Amazon! As to the future, Ensley and Dale are at it again with their next book: Dreams Given Form: the Unofficial Companion to the Universe of Babylon 5. Otherwise, he looks forward to expanding his author page here at Amazon.com, and to spending more time in his hammock with both Dale and a pile of comic books.