How I Got Here:
Inspired by Space Opera
In 1966, I was born in Pittsburgh. Later that year, Star Trek, the Original Series came to TV. As a small boy, I watched it when it was still being made. I did not understand the romance scenes at all. But I understood the conflicts, the enemies, the dramatic situations presented weekly.
I learned to read early.
My aunt Patty, a geriatric nurse, was an avid reader of Star Trek novels, and let me borrow them from her reading shelf, carefully replacing each one when done. My Grandmother (who came as an immigrant from Byelorussia, would take me around the city Thrift stores, and give me When I was 10, I witnessed the murder of my Grandfather. Later that year, with the aid of an SFRPG called Traveller, I began crafting stories of a vast Far Future "Paracosm" - A dream space of fictional adventures.
I wrote short stories, created worlds, and characters for this fictional universe. learned to write screenplays. In 2014, I joined NaNoWriMo, and took the plunge, and dedicate myself to writing Novels. That was when I wrote about Nisa Jax, the daughter of an interstellar shipping magnate, named Kars Vandor.
I am of the world, but I don't live in the day-to-day world. I exist in a mental paracosm of the Far Future. I have created hundreds of fictional worlds, characters, and situations.
I can close my eyes, and imagine alien creatures, fleets of starships battling in the space between the stars. I write daily to give these stories life on the page. To find out more about my work, browse my newly updated Author Portfolio, and get in touch if you have any questions.