I live in Nebraska. In addition to writing, I enjoy enticing my lovely wife with new recipes, though my black bean marsala is a favorite standby. I’m also getting better at sous vide cooking. Who knew that dunking meat in hot water in a freezer bag could taste so good. While writing is my passion, I also like getting out of the house to play Ultimate Frisbee in a casual league during the warmer months.
Technology’s continued evolution fascinates me, especially the proliferation of electronic books and its impact on the publishing industry. My writing contains depictions of magic gadgetry that gets more and more real with each passing day. I also collect graphic novels. The flow of sequential art coupled with dialogue as a story-telling mechanism intrigues me. I use this inspiration to create vivid and kinetic stories. Writer’s Digest and Publishers Weekly keep me current on market trends. The Nebraska Writers Workshop provides excellent feedback that I use to hone my craft. I am also a proud member of the Nebraska Writers Guild.
My short story, “Sleep Talker”, appeared in the August 2007 issue of Sounds of the Night and the June 2008 issue of Aoife s Kiss, both through Sam’s Dot Publishing. My short story, “Seeds”, received Honorable Mention in the Genre Short Story category of the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. My short story, “Escape Velocity”, appeared in the 2011 Omaha Contagion Outbreak Convention program. Since then, I’ve largely focused on going the indie novelist route with Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing program.