So, who am I?
Man, talk about a question with a near-infinite amount of existentialist layers to it. Well, seeing as how this is an ‘About’ page, I should probably tell you something about myself, huh?
Well, for starters, I grew up in a pretty small town in rural Texas. I often describe it as being a lot like The Dukes of Hazzard, though with far fewer car chases. I was an only child, and probably spent too much time watching TV and movies in the ’80s. Sure, many of the shows like The A-Team and Knight Rider are a little dated when you watch them now (even if they have extremely hummable theme songs), but they were fertile soil for my young imagination.
That’s when I first started making up stories, and I never really stopped. The difference is that Optimus Prime plays much less of a role in what I do nowadays. No offense, big guy, you’re my hero.
If you are familiar with my work already, you’ll likely notice something: I lean towards the fantastical, the what could be rather than the what is. It’s not that I disdain the real world — far from it. History is one of my passions, right alongside reading, gaming, and etymology (and museums, and martial arts, and music, and pop-culture trivia…the list goes on and on).
Science fiction and fantasy are the genres that call to me the most, followed closely by horror. That’s just the headspace that I seem to occupy most of the time, as well as what I enjoy writing the most. To me, those three genres of speculative fiction are a wonderful way to take an objective look at ourselves as humans, the workings of our society, and our shared journey through life.
If you like those things, then please stick around. I think you’ll like what you see. If it’s not your thing, thank you kindly for your time.
Still with me? Grand.
You know, I had a feeling about you…