Doug works, plays, and sometimes even writes, in sunny Southern California. By day, he’s a mild-mannered geneticist, stoically altering the genomes of unsuspecting fruit flies to create and analyze models of Huntington’s disease. By night, he engages in subtly directing the lives of myriad unsuspecting characters, all of whom are fiercely convinced of their own free will (except, of course, for quirky Uncle Rayen). His law degree comes in handy mostly for defending those characters against the pointed and persuasive arguments of the other characters. It has absolutely no value whatsoever in winning arguments with either his lovely and talented wife, or their neurotic cat, Nero.