So here’s the part where I blab about who I am, right?

Alright, here goes.

I’m Gus. Mild-mannered corporate cube monkey by day, swashbuckling, fearless writer of fiction by night. Well-intentioned but often-times clueless husband, frazzled parent, diagnosed bipolar depressive, yet I somehow manage to maintain a killer sense of humor. What else do you want to know?

My obsessions might give you something of an indication of who I am and what makes me tick:

Books, films, records, obviously…more specifically, Louis C.K., zombies, Star WarsMad Men, Manchester United, Bruce Springsteen, Junot Diaz, Terrible Minds, Goodreads, Anthony Bourdain, and many more I’m probably too embarrassed to list here.

38 thoughts on “About

  1. This has got to be one of the coolest “about” pages ever. Cube monkey. I swear I spit out my coffee. Which is good, because it’s 3 pm and I don’t need to be drinking coffee at this time of day otherwise I will be up until 3 am. Hey is that bacon pizza?

    Just kidding, I don’t ramble THAT often. Well, in all honesty, yeah, I do, but that’s not the point. The point is your “about” page really rocks. Your new manuscript idea sounds cool. I thought some of the best parts of the movie “Hancock” with Will Smith were when he was just a lazy, cussing, drinking bum.

    I know Charlotte very well. I love (and miss) that region a lot. (I’m in West Texas now.)

    I’ll be seeing you around Gus! Have a great day! ~ Christy (RoS)

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  3. Hi there! I don’t know how you feel about blogging awards. From what I’ve heard, some people like them, some don’t, but I’ve been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. The requirements are that I nominate other bloggers, so tag, you’re it! You can find the details here:


    And if you’re wondering…yes, your blog does inspire me!

    • Hey Cheryl, I’ve been nominated for a few; there’s a “Blogging Awards” page on my blog, so that should tell you how much I appreciate the nominations! Thanks for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

  4. I’ve never been diagnosed, but I identify with the symptoms of bipolar disorder. I like to think that it helps create my world-famous sense of humor, which isn’t world-famous at all. I would be interested to know the percentage of writers who suffer from some form of depression, and if the writing itself helps distract from it or exacerbates it? Thanks Dr. Gus.

    • Dr. Gus? YIKES! Well, I can’t be any worse than Dr. Phil or Dr. Drew…

      I’d be curious to know the percent rates as well, but I’d bet the rates would be pretty high. You have to be crazy in order to want to be a writer, no joke.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    • Hi Tessa, I’m not on Twitter…yet. I know, I know, all the cool kids are on Twitter. Just haven’t gotten around to doing the Twitter thingy yet.

      Thanks for finding me, and stop by more often!

      • Tbh, minus Twitter, you may well get a lot more done! I have to restrict it to two time periods a day, or it could be hugely addictive. Good to find you, as it were and all the best with your work in progress. 🙂

  7. Hey Gus!
    I have really enjoyed reading through your blog, and was wondering (if you had the time) if you were willing to check out mine. http://thedisorderpodcast.wordpress.com (a humorous blog with everything from general topics to Zombie posts) is a new blog started by a few friends of mine (and myself) and we are still struggling through the horrid beginning stages where we are trying to gather followers and get comments on our work. I would love to hear what you think of the site! Comments are always appreciated and would mean a lot! I’m not trying to spam you (though I’m sure that is what all spammers say! 🙂 ), but I really enjoyed this blog and would love to hear what you think about the site!

    (Posted by Jim)

    • Hi Jim,

      Thanks for checking out my blog. I’ve taken a peek at your site, and I’m very impressed. Consider me a follower. Definitely love the slant on things! So I’ll definitely be dropping by, so I’d ask that you do the same if you can – follow, like, comment, the works.

      Good luck with the blog, and if can help, let me know!

  8. I’ve been a “cube monkey” for most of my adult life. But, I usually managed to get booted out (under the guise of a ubiquitous lay-off). It first happened in 2001, when I lost my job at a major bank; then again 9 ½ years later, when I got phased out from an engineering firm. I think the “Literary Gods” are trying to tell me, ‘Write, my child, write!’ Alas, I’ve been doing that as a contract technical writer and independent blogger; striving to retain my place in that alternate and freer universe. But, I feel your pain, Gus. Please stay strong. You will survive.

    • Thanks for the kind words and well wishes. Fortunately for me, I’ve been able to balance being a cube monkey and a writer. The way I look at it, being a cube monkey is my day job. My real job is the work I do putting pen to paper and making words form into sentences. This attitude keeps me from losing my mind inside the corporate crap I’ve had to endure over the past 20 or so years. Best of luck to you as well!

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  10. Hi Gus,
    I hopped over here from Christy’s RoS site just to say hey and that you have a new fan. I read the post up on your site right now and am hooked. I haven’t heard the words “Glimmer Train” spoken since the last time I tried to “become a writer” about 15 years ago. I’m eager to learn more and even though I’ve resigned to stay happy in my non-writing day job, I love the blog-o-sphere and learning from other talented folks like you. Hope you don’t mind if I pop in and say hey from time to time.

    • Hi MIchelle, thanks for hopping on over! Glad you’re here! Feel free to pop in whenever you’d like and say hello. I’ve been on somewhat of a hiatus these past several weeks, but I’m ramping things up here this week, so expect new content and more shenanigans to enjoy. Again, thanks for following me, and I’m following you as well!

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