Nicolas Z. Porter (the serious-fiction, Papa Hemingway persona of Harvey Stanbrough) is an expatriate, having moved in better times to a small place in the hills above the fishing village of Agua Rocosa. He is an adventurer who enjoys deep-sea fishing, trout fishing in the back country, engaging intimately in the revolutionary struggles of other lands, and any other endeavors that might serve to refill the well of experience from which he draws his stories. Bradbury once wrote, “I love to write. It’s all I do.” Nick, a man who takes responsibility for his own life, has been known to say, sometimes loudly, “Writers write. There are no excuses for a writer not to write. There are only priorities. Set your priorities as you will, but don’t whine about it. The whining destroys my concentration.” As you might imagine, Nick’s priority is writing, and he’s pretty prolific.