Brian L. Hayes is a Geologist, Cook, Punster, a scientist who makes his living from the science of the Earth and its processes, who loves to experiment in the kitchen, and who believes the shortest distance between two puns is a straight line. Brian has been writing poetry since Middle School and served on the editorial staff of two college literary journals while in college. He serves as an Admin for a Creative Writing community on Facebook as well as serving on the staff of another. Brian has written and published a cookbook of recipes he developed and collected from friends and family. He also plays bodhran in local Irish music sessions.