By Christy Lorio

Christy Lorio is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in English and Film from the University of New Orleans. Her work has been previously featured on Oxford She shares a hundred year old house with one husband, two dogs, and a healthy amount of cats. Find her on Twitter @christylorio, or read her personal blog Slow Southern Style.

  1. The first time I met John Preble, he introduced me to a stuffed iguana. A fan of his museum dropped it off a few hours earlier. “People just drop things off all the time,” he shrugged. Preble sits behind his desk with a pair of reading glasses nestled in a halo of soft grey curls. I ask him to pose for a picture with his new pet and he drops his lower jaw and widens…