An aspiring, aspiring writer, I never took off my Batman underoos (hopefully figuratively) and I believed Spider-Man was real for years after I figured out Santa wasn't (spoiler). My young, impressionable, literate-self is forever in debt to my 4th grade English teacher Mrs. Gilchrist (and adjacently, The Island of Blue Dolphins), my uncle Tomas for reading me The Hobbit in all those voices, April Morning by Howard Fast, King's 'Salem's Lot, Miller's Batman The Dark Knight Returns and The Belgariad & Mallorean by the Eddingses. Thanks for reading! Please connect with me on Twitter @BKDerbidge and BKDerbidge on Facebook