As you can tell by his portrait, Jerry is a very serious person, with no sense of humor, and is generally withdrawn and boring. He never goes anywhere.

He’s a Scorpio with his moon in Scorpio, which means he’s a Double Scorpio. To make matters worse, when he was a toddler in Douglas, Arizona, way back in the early 1960s, he was stung by a scorpion. It was a radioactive scorpion, too, which is why he now has superpowers.

Okay, that part is made up. But he is a Double Scorpio who’s been stung by a scorpion. By all rights that should make him a superhero named “The Scorpion” but unfortunately, no.

Politically Jerry is very much middle-of-the-road. Why? Because he believes balance is the most important thing in society. He says, “We can never lead a harmonious existence if everyone is an extremist in either direction. Balance is the secret of everything. The entire Universe, from the smallest of the small to the biggest of the big, is either in balance or seeking balance. And so should we.”

As far as spirituality goes, Jerry is a card-carrying Buddhist and a stout believer in Panpsychism. Laugh at him if you must, but he’s comforted in the fact that the Universe itself will laugh back at you.

His favorite dead author is Philip K. Dick. His favorite living authors are too numerous to name, and changing constantly. However, two writers in particular have had a large influence on him: Tim Powers, because he actually does something original with the fantasy genre, and Chuck Palahniuk, because Chuck is fearless at what he’ll do in his fiction.