Charles Gramlich grew up on a farm in Arkansas but moved to the New Orleans area in 1986 to teach psychology at a local university. He's published several novels, a couple of nonfiction books, two collections of short stories, a memoir and a chapbook of vampire haiku--among other things. He writes in different genres. A year or so back, I interviewed him for my Louisiana Saturday Night column. (click & scroll down to read.)
I became acquainted with Charles by reading comments on blogs. When I read his blog, I became a fan and ordered his book Write with Fire, Thoughts on the Craft of Writing. I laughed my way through his ebook, Days of Beer: A Memoir of a Beer Drinkin' Man.
Charles and I have never met but have a couple of mutual friends. He has a dedicated following and if you spend time on his blog, you'll learn why. Because of his generous nature and his blog-reading dedication, I always feel encouraged. I think he's very worthy of being my C-word.