Born in Southern California in the 1970s, I grew up in a little house in North Hollywood, just down the street from some of the best barbecue pork available from any Chinese fast food (and doughnuts) eatery. Thanks to the Washington Pre-College Program, I spent a couple years at Cal State Los Angeles when I was very young, taking classes in biology, astronomy, German, and ceramics, feeling like a space alien pretty much every moment I was there.

At the age of 15, on the very night of ninth-grade culmination, I crossed paths with a tow truck while riding my bicycle. I’ve always loved reading, but the time spent recovering from the accident kicked it into high gear. I devoured anything written by Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Stephen King, and it was this summer that sparked my desire to write stories of my own. I got my feet wet by gathering some friends for a few tabletop dungeons, and I cannibalized that material to write my first manuscript. No, it didn’t get published. Mine isn’t that kind of story, haha.

Studying physics and astrophysics, I pulled a 180 after college and decided to form a rock band. That’s where I met the amazing woman who would join my adventures as my wife. Now, I live in the San Fernando Valley area of Southern California, with my wife, children, dogs, and cats. I hike sometimes, take road trips, and I read a lot. I love grilling and fanciful home improvement projects.

There you go. Thanks for reading!