Charlie Purcell is an American living and working in rural China, a land of ancient traditions, friendly people, and absolutely no cheese in a hundred-mile radius. Except for that last part, he really enjoys his life abroad. He also writes a lot of novels and short stories, everything from horror to romance. You can read about his travels and his weirdly eclectic writing at ThisIsCharliePurcell.Blogspot.com. And if you see him walking down the street, please offer him some American cheese. He misses it so much.