orrest Aguirre was born a military brat during the cold war. He has been recovering ever since. Writing is therapeutic for him. His writing is pretty good. At least Gargoyle, Exquisite Corpse, Asimov's, Pear Noire and fifty-something other venues thought so. In his writing area, down in a basement somewhere in Madison, Wisconsin, he has a very ugly statue of HP Lovecraft that was given to him for the World Fantasy Award. It doesn't help him in his recovery.