Reading, ‘Riting, and Rhythm
I have had a passion for reading since I was very young. I still remember the fateful trip to the library when I was a lad, and my dad recommended that I check out The Hobbit. I was captivated and hopelessly hooked. Tolkien masterfully opened two new worlds for me; that of Middle Earth, and the appreciation of the grand adventure that books could bring. I devoured books from then on, with fantasy and science fiction being the dark mistresses that competed for my attention.
It was in high school that I first thought of writing. I imagined that I could brandish the imagination that I had yet to fully tap into like a finely etched staff, ready to create magic. As time went on, I eventually went to college, and the will to read was beaten out of me, slowly, steadily, and unmercifully. I became a very accomplished writer of the essays required for the field of psychology as an undergraduate student, but the desire to read and write fiction suffered a coma. Years ago, I was able to pick up a book again, and I have now twice again fallen in love with the colorful realms that authors have graciously painted in black ink for my exploration. So too have I picked up the pen once again.
I love speculative fiction, worlds that ask the question of “what if?” The worlds of speculative fiction may differ only slightly from our own, or may vary drastically from our own. I love the unrestricted creativity that is allowed when a writer is able to open up to their creativty, rather than feeling compelled to stick within the standard framework of a more specified genre.
Also Starring In…
I work in the mental health field, and I also am an instructor for a psychology program at a major university. I do think this adds a certain element of character insight into my writing.
I have five, yes FIVE, kids. I love them to pieces. I have the most amazing wife who often sees herself as limited, but to me she is the most amazing person I know, and the best friend I could ever ask for. I love cooking, so I will certainly post some of my food related adventures to the website. We also own a home that we are trying to get into the shape we want it, which has been a slow, but steady process. Currently I am working on my home office, where I do my writing and school work.