I’m a writer. It’s how I’m wired, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. And being a writer also means I’m a reader; it began with an obsession of the Hardy Boys novels that developed into science fiction and fantasy via travel memoirs and classic lit.

anna and gaugeI grew up in Minnesota. My love for writing began there during regular Dungeons and Dragons games with friends. I found the creativity it encouraged to be an amazing outlet that helped me imagine worlds I never would have thought possible otherwise.

Not that it does now, but despite my love of gaming my writing didn’t come easily. When my father handed me a notebook on a high school trip and told me he wanted me to write about it, I managed just half of a page. But the idea stuck with me, and a great many years later I’m now writing books.

I currently live in western New York, where I write stories because I have a passion, because it brings me a sense of calm, it clears my head, and because my dogs Anna and Gauge enjoy sleeping to the click and clack of a keyboard. But mostly I write stories because it is fun. I enjoy writing. And I hope you enjoy reading what I write.

I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Buffalo-Niagara Children’s Writers and Illustrators. In addition to writing and reading, I spend my free time hiking and traveling with my wife, watching movies, and playing with our dogs.