My Story (so far)...

I'm a former IT Systems Analyst with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from West Virginia University. How I went from art to computers is a differnt story but, suffice to say, about forty years ago, I found another creative path to walk - writing fiction.


Though I grew up drawing and painting, my relationship with creating visual art was one of love/hate or bi-polar. I'd furiously work on a painting or an etching for weeks and then do nothing for months.


With writing, I've found my true passion. It's like painting with words, creating something out of nothing. I try to write every day, reveling in the worlds, settings, characters and situations I envision. I love to tell stories.


Inspired initially by comic books, James Bond, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Andre Norton, I've sold my short work to various online and print markets including:


Penumbra                                  SQ Magazine

Tower of Light Fantasy                   Raw Terror

Anotherealm                               Abaculus III

M-Brane SF                                 Triangulation

Afterburn SF                                Twisted Cat Tales

Noctober                                    Shoreline of Infinity

Polis: Tales of the One City               Beyond the Karman Line

A collection of some of my short stories/novellas are in my book Beyond the Numinous.




My urban fantasy series, The SPIRIT WINDS QUARTET (The Sixth Precept, Warriors of the LIght, Orcus Unchained, and Return of the Luminous One), are published by IFWG Pubishing. All are available in print and ebook format.


"A Concerned Citizen," which is a companion short story to The Sixth Precept, is also available online in ebook format from IFWG, as are other of my short work.


Thanks for your interest and support!