Okay, hello, my name is Mark Chapman and this is my first GuysNation post.  I am a writer (mostly Science Fiction and Fantasy), hunter, and all-around Redneck.  I am sitting at Smith Mountain Lake, sipping 15 year old Glenfiddich and wishing that I had not left my cigars at home for the weekend.  I have been married for almost 4 years; yes, I know that is not very long, but I skipped my first wedding and went straight to my second wedding figuring it would save me money and time.  I am an avid fan of the Washington CAPS!!!  I am an avid fan of Dallas Cowboys!!!!  My wife and I work with a rescue organization for German Shepherds (www.shepherdrescue.org) Virginia German Shepherd Rescue (VGSR).  I am a NASCAR nut and I follow Jr. and Jamie McMurray mostly along with Mark Martin and Tony Stewart.  Hunting is not only one of my passions it is a lifestyle; every Saturday in the fall, you can find me in the woods chasing tail; whitetail deer, turkey, and anything else I am allowed to hunt by law.  I believe strongly in the first and second amendments…everyone should exercise them often.  I am looking forward to getting into some discussions with the other authors and readers on GuysNation.  I will plug my own work as well, since I am a published author.  My website is www.chapmanwriting.com andyou can read about my novel Scout Squad: Going Native.  Time to pour myself another scotch…