I am a single father with two kids (13 and 6). I do most of my reading at night before bed, it seems. My tastes range all over the place. My undergraduate degree is in English and I have many favorite authors from my academic reading, including Hemingway,
Steinbeck, Dickens, Cather, and Hardy. I also enjoy Tolkien from my high school years and have read a few of my daughter's Harry Potter books. Among contemporary authors, I also enjoy the works of Anne Tyler, Frank McCourt, Howard Frank Mosher and many others.
I'll look at just about anything if I think it might be of interest to me.
I also have written (but have not published) a novel and am getting back into writing short stories. I currently work as a public relations professional for a local university and have also worked as a newspaper journalist.