This is my website. I write dark fantastic fiction, and enjoy stories that flit around the darker side of speculative fiction — just on the edge of Horror.
I make my home with my beautiful wife and family in a suburb of Los Angeles, among a cluttered collection of too-big, cookie-cutter structures. Here I rest each night after a long (and somewhat miserable) commute from the glass monoliths of West Los Angeles, cloistered away from the multi-hued grid of American culture, pretending that I am above it all.
Currently, I run this little blog, ply a trade as an executive in a financial services firm and muddle along as a wannabe (rather soon-to-be, for have the utmost, if undeserved, confidence) successful author. Yet, in my life I have donned many uniforms. I have been:
A farmer (or son of a farmer — unwilling [and unable] to claim the expertise of my father in the ways of farming and ranching)
An Army scout
A frat guy (of sorts)
A plumber (but not a very good one)
A grad student (twice-cooked)
A professor (Adjunct really)
And as I have changed and adapted to the world around me, one thing has remained constant: My connection to fantasy fiction and the macabre.
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