Professionally, I am and have been many different things, A writer, an analyst (for geo-political impact on financial markets), a Personal trainer, a recruiter (a hat I still wear today), a martial arts instructor, a mate, a general contractor, a commercial fisherman, a retail store manager, a clerk, a reporter, to name a few. The thing that has sustained me through it all is that desire to see what' over the horizon or on the other side.
I'm motivated to write, because I have a story or two in my head. Like most aspiring writers, I'm a avid reader.
My favorite books cross many genre and are more about how they impacted me personally or how they sung to my soul.
I'll post a list as soon as I compile it.