Like many fiction authors, my interest in writing began at an early age. I call recall a story written for a second grade contest, whose climax involved a dog relieving itself on a police officer. The promise there, was clear. But really my career didn't begin until decades later.
I would say that mine's a common story. Lots of people like the idea of having written a novel. Yet few sit down to actually do it. For me, my thirtieth birthday seemed to ask the question: "If not now, then when?" And so I did. Objectively the thing was terrible: a few ten-thousand words below normal novel length, intermittent flashback chapters which broke point of view, chapter titles that were puns. I hadn't even outlined thing, and so when the end came around, everything just kind of blew up (literally). Suffice to say I still love that first story, but it will continue to reside safely inside the trunk.
But I kept at the writing. A few years on now I can say I have a couple stories which are pretty alright. Some I've been lucky enough to have published, in this list you can see here in the fiction section of this site: for now just short fiction and a novella, but maybe one day a novel.
In those twenty some years I skipped over quite a lot happened. I met my loving wife Tina and her three lovely boys. Around my thirtieth we had a daughter.
I've always had the creative itch which has manifested in different ways over years. When I was a teenager it was game development. My experience there fostered an interest in programming, which in turn led to my current career as a web developer. To that end this website also serves as something of an online portfolio. For more on that, click over to the webdev section.