If you’re reading this, then chances are you’ve read one of my books or are considering doing so. Or, maybe you just clicked on a link by mistake while on your way to something more interesting.
Doesn’t matter. Welcome!
So…about me. Yeah…well, you see, it’s like this: When I’m not writing, I’m a software developer, having become a slave to Corporate America after spending eleven years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Why did I join the military? Pretty simple, really. I’d gotten tired of people telling me what to do all the time, and was looking for a change.
Though I’ve written a bunch of short stories and novels on my own, I’ve written a lot more in collaboration with my friend and fellow author, Kevin Dilmore. What types of stories do I like to write? Pretty much the same kind I like to read: Engaging plots with interesting characters. Whether I actually succeed in crafting stories which meet those criteria is for you to decide.
I write content for magazines and web sites as the opportunities arise. You’ll find my stuff in Star Trek Magazine and on sites like Tor.com and StarTrek.com. I’m also a regular contributor to a “writer’s blog” called “Novel Spaces,” with an eye toward providing insight and advice on various writing topic(s). There are several contributors to the site, representing a broad spectrum of genres and writing backgrounds. Go give it a look; it’s a nice place to hang out.
Though I was born and raised primarily in Tampa, Florida, fate and circumstances have seen to it that my family and I now call Kansas City home. My wife spends a great deal of time and effort as a volunteer K-9 handler and search & rescue tech, training along with other volunteers in order to assist law enforcement when searching for missing persons. As you can imagine, there are a few story ideas to be gleaned from that.
I’m also the proud papa of two beautiful daughters. If you hang around here for any length of time, you’re going to have to deal with me bragging about them on occasion. That’s the price you pay, yo.
And so, with that? Welcome to the Fog.
(Programming Note: A lot of the material here–meaning pretty much everything that’s dated prior to August 1st, 2011–originally was posted to my LiveJournal. When I set up this new space, I imported everything from there to here, but that process, unfortunately, doesn’t include any comments attached to various entries. That sucks, frankly, because a lot of those comments fostered some pretty cool discussions. That’s just one of the reasons I’ve elected to maintain the archive over on that platform, at least until such time as I find or figure out a way to bring those comments to their counterpart entries over here. Meanwhile, play on, boys and girls.)