If you are reading this, you most likely already know that I wrote the Havoc Chronicles and Seam Warden series. At this point you have already learned the single most interesting fact about me, and everything from here on out will be a disappointment. Read on at your own risk!
I am the son of two English majors and grew up on a steady diet of books. <Insert joke about lots of fiber in my diet here.> My dad read to us every night, even when we were old enough that we could read the books on our own. We went through a big chunk of the Newberry award books, the Chronicles of Narnia, and would have read all the Harry Potter books except that they hadn’t been written yet.
I was born in Germany while my dad was in the army. He downplayed what he did there, but I’ve recently discovered that he was a spy in Berlin during the cold war. How cool is that? I’m the son of a spy!
I’ve been an avid reader and writer for most of my life. I wrote quite a few short stories in high school, most of which are too horrible to ever see the light of day. I made several attempts at writing a novel in college, but I never got very far. I started getting more serious about writing after I graduated with a Masters degree in Organizational Behavior and didn’t have the ghostly specter of Undone Homework hovering over me giving me disapproving looks every time I started to write.
I wrote two novels before publishing Threads That Bind, both of which were middle grade books aimed at boys. I may go back through and edit one of them and release it on the Kindle store in the future.
In 2007 I went to Orson Scott Card’s Writers Boot camp. It was there that I gained the confidence I needed to press forward with my writing, and where I got the initial idea that became Threads That Bind.
While I would love to be writing full-time eventually, right now it is a part time gig for me. I pay my bills by working in corporate development and training. It’s a pretty sweet deal, and I like what I do. That being said, I still aspire to make a living with a job that lets me sleep in and work from home in sweats.
I have six beautiful children who keep my on my toes, but also keep me young at heart.
If you want to read an interview my sister-in-law did with me on her blog, click here. I think she has a bright future in investigative journalism.
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