Thomas Hughes is an avid snorkelist and was a finalist in the 1989 National Freehand Circle Drawing Championships. He has picked up many musical intruments and then put them down again when they got heavy. He only speaks French when he can't help it, has never even tried to read Proust in the original and has been attacked by nearly every animal. He shares this world with his talented and beautiful wife, handsome and gifted son and a swimming dog. He is currently working on a novel called Axis Mundi, a story set in Tijuana in the great tradition of fronterizo literature.