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About the Author

Born on Long Island, NY, I've lived most of my life in Tampa, FL, and have studied the past six years in Chicago. I spend summers exploring the Appalachians, the Deep South, and the Wasatch Front, where I sleep on the couches and air mattresses of friends and family and haunt coffee shops.

Stories in any form are my greatest passion, but I embraced the medium of writing in 2004. The next five years were spent crafting poetry and finding my literary voice while I pursued an undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies and worked in kitchens and retail stores.

During this period, I was heavily involved in online writers' groups. In my career as a critic and editor, I have written over 300,000 words of critique and have advised hundreds of writers—from neophyte poets to published novelists.

My biggest project, the Ark Series, began in 2002 as part of a Star Wars fan fiction project. I spent the following seven years contemplating the story's major elements. I broke ground on Ark's mythology in 2009, and began the first chapter of book one, An Autumn Veil, in October. I completed principle writing of An Autumn Veil in December, 2013, and immediately launched into book two: Machindoun. AAV is just about ready to be submitted to professional editors and agents. Machindoun has a ways to go.

I am also the author of The Quantum Fall of Thaddeus Archibald DuBois, a quarterly serial available on Amazon.

In this blog, my focus is on updating readers on the progress of the Ark Series (and my other writings) and pondering the crafts of fiction writing and criticism...typically through hyperlink-laden non sequiturs and references to the Simpsons.