I've been a writer since my childhood years. I got distracted by life for a while and put my stories up on the shelf. I've picked them up, dusted them off, and I'm ready to share them with the world.
I hope to have my first novel, The Foundlings, out during the last quarter of 2012. It's the first volume of a high-fantasy trilogy called the Swords of Xigara.
I've also completed a steampunk-ish novel named Rise of the Sun King, and hope to have it out in the next six months or so.
My next project will be a Weird West/Steampunk adventure novel set in my hometown of Sweetwater, TX.
I love speculative fiction, especially fantasy. My favorite authors include Steven Erikson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Scott Lynch, Patrick Rothfuss, Peter V. Brett, C.S. Lewis, Terry Brooks, Brandon Sanderson, David Eddings and Glen Cook. If I had to choose my favorite between the Lord of the Rings by Tolkien and the Malazan Book of the Fallen by Erikson, I'd have a very hard time committing one way or the other. David Eddings inspired me more than any other author to give writing a try myself.
I'm a minister, a musician, a former school teacher, and an amateur chef. I live in North Texas with my wife, three budding authors, and several Apple products.
I've visited every state in the US except for Hawaii, but hope to fix that soon with a second honeymoon/20th anniversary trip. If you've got tips for places to see in Hawaii, I'd love to hear them.
My wife and I offer ebook cover design services, as well as ebook manuscript conversion services. Please visit our website at http://fivejsdesign.com
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