Peter Fontaine, PhD
I was born and reared in Southern California (my cousin Franny always said people raise hogs, not children). I grew up in the small farming town of Imperial, nearly equidistant between San Diego on the west coast and Yuma, Arizona on the border with California. The population was over 3,500 when I left for college at the age of 18 and now the population is over 16,000, so my hometown has changed a lot in twenty years. I always thought I would write an epic novel about where I grew up, but the author William T. Vollmann beat me to it. His 1200 page behemoth Imperial came out back in 2010 when I was still two years away from completing my PhD in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. Instead of writing, I read now. I read 1200 page books in my spare time and in the Communication Center I read e-mail and spreadsheets to help keep the Center running smoothly and efficiently throughout the semester.
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