I first got the bug for writing in college when a Creative Writing professor surprised me by suggesting I had a good imagination and a way with words. I always enjoyed literature, especially the classics, but didn't think of myself as a creative writer. Being an engineering student, who wrote equations in Greek more often than composition in English, I thought he was joking until he gave me an A+. That gave me pause. So I filled up my remaining electives with writing classes and quickly fell in love! Even with good grades and more encouragement it was difficult to believe in myself as a writer--math and science had always been my strengths. Still, the seed was planted!
When I graduated Cornell, I worked in the field of technology for more than twenty years while burning the proverbial midnight oil, writing stories and poetry, nurturing the dream. With my lovely wife and sons encouraging me all the way, I finally decided to dial back my technology career to pursue writing. Now I’m a full-time writer, mostly fiction, and a part-time technologist. My publications include Glide; Nu Logic (just published!); Unfamiliar Fruit, a small volume of short stories; and Outside the Box, a collection of poetry. All are available at online stores.
Here's some more about me:
FAVORITE VACATION: Tanzania (where I could feel the beat of planet Earth under my toes)
FAVORITE SUBJECT: Mythology (who doesn't love myth!)
INTERESTS: Environment, Archaeology, Natural History
WRITING HABITS: I prefer mornings when I'm caffeinated enough to pin my muse to a page
WEIRD HOBBIES: Drawing satellite cartoons, coding software, and collecting wine corks
GOOD READS: How can any literature lover narrow down the field? But I'll list all I can until I run out of space: Tom Robbins, Emily Dickinson, Robert Heinlein, Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler, Kurt Vonnegut, L. Frank Baum, Joseph Campbell, Robert Frost, Thomas Kuhn, Scarlett Thomas, Anne Rice, JRR Tolkien, Dan Brown, and on...