My name is Brandon Cook. I'm a 36 year old husband and father. I love to read and write, and to prove it, I got a 2 on the AP Calculus exam. But that was a long time ago; these days, I pastor a church in Long Beach, CA. It's the best gig I've found, but a close second was working as a storyteller (yes, a real paid job) in Birmingham, AL. Speaking of, I'm from the South originally, and I miss my accent. Also, I actually do like long walks on the beach. Those are the broad strokes, the rest is just details.