I grew up in San Diego, finishing college at CSUSM with a degree in Computer Science. In the summer of 2002, I worked at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in New Mexico. From there my journey took me to the Bay Area to work at NASA Ames Research Center for a year, then at Lawrence Livermore National Lab for four years. It was during this time that I started tossing around the idea of becoming a writer, so I began writing a journal and notes on a story I was developing. My career, after LLNL, took me to the Naval Postgraduate School, where I worked on a government project called JIEDDO. Now I am in Salt Lake City, working as a software engineer.
My career involves scientific and mathematic programming. I write on the side. I find that the two areas of work give me a balance – a balance between exercising my right brain and my left brain. If one side of my brain gets tired, the other takes over. It works well. =o)
As for my hobbies, I have been reading fantasy and science fiction books ever since I was a teenager. I started with the classics: Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Jordan, then moved on from there. I love reading all different genres of fiction and non-fiction. When it comes to reading, I don’t discriminate.
My other hobbies are skiing, swimming, writing, cooking, and drinking wine!
I also love taking my dog to the park where he causes all kinds of mischief. He is a four year-old, 100 pound, baying, slobbering, English Coonhoud.
Actually, Copper has just recently assumed the role of my editor-in-chief. Below are some pictures I took while he was working. He stopped for a moment to smile and pose for the shot. =o)
Although Copper isn’t, I am extremely camera shy so if you don’t see many pictures of me, that is why.
I’ve seen this question on many other blogs that I’ve read so I thought I would answer it to: If I was stranded on a deserted island, what three things would I want with me? Answer: A bar & grill with an unlimited supply of food and drinks, a bungalow, and sun glasses … and Copper too but then that would be four things. So I’m cheating, the four things I would want with me would be those.
My favorite quote:
Everybody has a story and a certain amount of time to live it. Make yours a good one!