I am a sci-fi and fantasy writer with, so far, two books published and more planned. Sci-fi and fantasy have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I don’t even remember a time when I didn’t know the ins and outs of my mom’s favorite movie, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and only vaguely remember the first time my dad read me Patricia C. Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles.

I want to write books like the kind of stories I loved growing up- fun, creative, clever, and heroic, though not without grimness and pain. Those stories also inspired me to strive to be a hero in my own right, influencing me to commission as an Army officer, and carrying me through the many dark days I experienced both at home and overseas during my short career. I hope my writing can bring the same kind of joy I felt from the many, many books I read, do read, and will continue to read.