Thirty-six years later he still writes monster stories, though the monsters that populate his current work have a little more on the ball–at least in terms of conversation skills and the ability to drive cars–than Godzilla and his pals did.
He wrote on and off all through grade school, high school, and college, and seemed well on his way to a successful career as a fry cook when he fell in love, graduated from college, and got married all in a three-year span.
The muse abandoned him for the better part of the next decade but when she finally turned up to pick up her stuff, a reconciliation of sorts took place and she moved back into her old room, this time to stay.
He’s been writing ever since, spending several years scribbling away for his own pleasure.
His wonderful wife does not mind sharing him with the muse, an allowance for which he will be forever grateful.
Through interaction with fellow writers he met on Twitter and Pubwrite, he has gained the confidence to share his work with anyone willing to read it. To that end he writes every single day while dreaming of the day he can say goodbye to his soul-crushing job and make a living with his keyboard.
You can find his stories, on the blogs of many members of the Pubwrite and Twitter writing community, and at Daily Picspiration.
You can follow him on Twitter @JTsuruoka