Full-time healthcare tech nerd by day, part-time U.S. Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer by weekend, and perpetrator of Speculative Fiction by night.
As of Summer 2015: I’ve sold two novels to Baen Books, and numerous stories, novelettes, and novellas to Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine — three of which won the Analog ‘AnLab’ Readers’ Choice award:
I was also the 2012 triple-nominee for the Campbell, Hugo, and Nebula awards, won the Association of Mormon Letters (AML) award for best short fiction, a Writers of the Future award, and have published in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Mike Resnick’s Galaxy’s Edge, and elsewhere.
Historically & Personally…
I’m a Dad and a Husband, married to my best friend in the world and the love of my life since 1993. I’m somewhat churchy, being a member of the LDS faith, and I live in Utah. I’m a fairly rabid Utah Jazz pro basketball fan, I’ve been an airplane and aerospace geek almost all of my life, and I am forever fascinated by history — especially military history. Being a Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army Reserve gives me a chance to serve the country I admire, while at the same time keeping my civilian shoes on. I have undying respect for U.S. military servicepeople and veterans, and I suffer severe allergic reactions to criticism of same.
As noted at the start, I write fiction and sell it, believing that the primary purpose of fiction is to entertain the reader — and to make me a little money. I’m not in it to “educate” you, nor to “confront” you, nor to (God help us!) “raise awareness.” I simply want to let you have some worthwhile fun in the world(s) of my imagination, just as the authors I love and adore have always done. If you’re not having fun in my stories, or aren’t coming away saying, wow, I really enjoyed that, then I’m not doing my job!
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