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.
I 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.