Since I reside in the Southwest this seemed like a good moniker. I've been a professional writer for over 35 years, first in high tech, later with my first published novel, The Phoenix Society, which is set in Sonoma wine country. I'm currently working on a novel about the Lincoln County wars of the late 1870's in Lincoln, NM. My second wine book, Wines of Enchantment: The Centennial Edition will be available on Amazon.com in April 2012, or many local NM wineries. I plan more wine books within the southwest region. I also write screenplays and use screenwriting techniques in my novels. I'm also a movie nut (big surprise), and a bicyclist, having cycled much of North America and Europe. As the Wine Maestro I set up wine dinners and wine tasting, give talks on wine, and wine classes. I currently do wine classes for Road Scholar and wine presentations for hire. I'm also the Albuquerque Wine Examiner (Examiner.com) writing about wine, of course.