Hello, I am the author of the “Temple Island Series,” an alternate universe adventure. During the day I toil at Washington University in St. Louis where I'm a department manager at the university bookstore. In the evenings however, I'm often carried away to one of the many worlds which reside only in my head. The “Red Planet,” by Robert Heinlein was my very first book not assigned by a teacher and I've been hooked on science fiction ever since. When I'm not writing, I enjoy hiking, biking, tennis and reading all types of fiction genres including thrillers, horror, military, historical and fantasy. I also enjoy popular nonfiction science books. I currently live in St. Louis, Missouri with my family, my cat Tasha and last but not least, Tonya the turtle, who has the run of the house.