Who I am as a Writer
I have always been a storyteller at heart. I write a wide variety of fantasy fiction, from classic sword-and-sorcery and urban fantasy to humorous pieces and childrens picture books. I love stories where a sympathetic hero struggles to defeat a great evil to preserve the force of good. I love movies as much as the written word, and my appreciation for films is reflected in my cinematic writing style. I love Latin, mythology, philosophy and history as much as I do math and science. My well-rounded education and interests influence my stories.
I am a high school Chemistry teacher but I am curently writing full-time. I hope to finish two new novels this year, and will periodically post updates on my progress.
Writers Workshops and Organizations
I am a 2011 graduate of the Odyssey Writers Workshop. I have also participated in the Clarion Online Writers Workshop, the St. Louis Writers Workshop, and a workshop with the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators. I am currently a member of the St. Louis Writers Guild.