Gabriel Blanchard is a Catholic convert, gay author, radical leftist, unprofessional linguist, and Japanese food snob. He grew up as an evangelical Navy brat and got a degree in Classics from the University of Maryland. He currently lives in Baltimore, and is a member of a local parish of the Ordinariate of the Chair of Peter. The everything notwithstanding, he is in fact not a vegan. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.