First and foremost, I'm a husband and a father, and I adore my family. I started my family early because I knew what I wanted. It took time, but I can juggle family life, working full time, and being an author successfully (a big feat as other authors will attest to).
My wife didn't get to read any of my work until I was finished, because I knew she was a voracious book worm and tough critic. When she gave me the thumbs up it gave me the courage to really put myself our there and hit that 'Publish' button.
My other work, besides being an author, is being an aircraft mechanic. I graduated high school and immediately enrolled in college to get my A&P and an associates. Getting my A&P really paid off in landing me a great job.
My family enjoys many things together, like movies, comics, games, and LEGOs. I'm happy to have passed on the love of all things imaginative to my son, as he loves to pretend with his Star Wars LEGOs.
Currently we're in California, experiencing new adventures, taking in new sights, and loving life. Life is great and we are truly blessed!
My imaginative side emerged when I was young; about five years old. I watched a lot cartoon classics like Thundercats, Voltron, GI Joe, Ninja Turtles. My dad introduced me to video games about then too. All of that enabled my active imagination.
Reading came later. My first memory of reading fantasy was The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. That led to reading the sequel books. As I grew, so did my love for fantasy. I dove deep into other worlds like 'Pern' (Anne McCaffrey) and 'Punja, the Southron desert' (Jennifer Roberson) and they solidified the hold.
About middle school was when I really put pencil to paper for school projects that included creative writing. Their idea of school work became my idea of fun. At the time, the TV show Sliders and the video game Shining Force were inspirations. After the school projects, I began a fanfic from Shining Force. It sits unfinished to this day though.
Things took a more creative turn for me when I got into college. The steam was slow to build, but now the Rain Experience series is done and I'm onto the next book which is currently titled 'Apocalypse M'. It will be a zombie apocalypse techno-thriller. Hoping to have it published early 2018!