I'm a writer of science fictions who hasn't yet had that big break. Came close a couple of times in 2014 but I'm still angling for it. A native Kansan, I live in the lone stronghold of liberalism, sanity and erudition. My childhood was filled with Robert Heinlein, Uncanny X-Men, The Twilight Zone and as much science fiction and horror and fantasy as I could get my hands on.

I've played music and written and drawn my own stories for as long as I can remember.

In 1999 I began making mini comics in an effort to break into that industry. I got some painful but true advice that I was hurting my stories by drawing them myself and that's when I shifted over to strictly prose.

I've written two books for Actionopolis/Agent of DANGER and there's more coming from them and me eventually. Both will be series of at least three books.

On a writing panel at Planet Comicon 2013.
Photo by Ashley Hill.
In 2008 I heard about NaNoWriMo too late to participate. In 2009 I wrote my first complete novel. You'll likely never see it. It was the third one that caught fire. It ended up at somewhere around 108,000 words and I've been polishing it ever since. Yes, it's a long process. In 2013 I began the submission process to publishers and agents. Got a couple of bites but nothing clicked.

I came close to having a short story accepted in a major science fiction magazine in 2014. Though I didn't make it in, the editor gave me great feedback and told me to submit again. A friend of mine who is also a professional editor, read my novel and told me it was more than a novel. Turns out it was actually an outline for THREE novels.

The Cold Distance will be self-published in August 2015. Watch my blog for details.

I'm on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr (though I don't post there much). I will be at Planet Comicon in March 2015, and KCCC in August 2015. When I do these shows I write Velocity Readouts, the equivalent of a con sketch. But stop by, say hi and let's talk about comics, science fiction, The Black Mirror or anything. See you around.

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