I write mostly science fiction and fantasy. It calls to me. I started with more literary stuff [as I’m quite enamored with Jane Austen, Hesse, Tolstoy, and Thomas Hardy], but a dude with a jet pack and blaster kept yelling at me, “Hey you! Over here. Remember your awe for Dune and 2001?” Oh yeah. Vonnegut and Bradbury, too.
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I call the Pacific Northwest home, a truly amazing place. If I have to stay on this planet, this is where I want to be.
I dream of seeing other worlds, so often peruse NASA and the like as some of the photos are close to being there – especially from Cassini and the Mars missions. New Horizons and Juno are just as exciting.
When I watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon as a kid, I became fascinated by space and what’s out there. I even tried Tang and freeze-dried ice cream. Fortunately, I found Pine Mountain Observatory to scratch that itch where I docent as a star guide every summer. Working at the observatory is fantastic and I love every awesome second of it. It and where I live inspire the words I write.
I share my home with the Husband Unit. We watch a lot of bad sci fi movies. I have a thing for them, and he’s a good sport about watching them with me.
I do confess to a continued obsession with Jane Austen. She’s awesome.
Article in Bend Bulletin: Bend Author Makes Sci-fi Waves
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Coming 2017: At the Helm, Pew! Pew! – Sex, Guns, Spaceships… Oh My!, Spirits in the Water, The Tracer, Rifters 4, and Endpoint, Backworlds 8.
2016: Galactic Empires, Deadly Sins Collection, After Earth Collection, The Next Frontier Collection, Journeys Collection, Magic Collection, Corrosive, Wings of the Guiding Suns, Ghosts of Fire, and Backworlds Box Collection: Books 1, 2, and 3.
2015: Precipice, Backworlds Book 6, The Reader, Rifters Book 3, Mayhem in the Air, and Wings of Renewal.
Worlds on Edge, Backworlds Book 5, The Rifters, The Initiate, The Other Side, A Flight of Fancy, and Patchworker 2.o published 2014. Reads available on QuarterReads: Plantgirl, Poetic Greed, Blood is Thicker Than Time, Omens and Lifesavers, and Blue Moon.
Beyond the Edge, Boomtown Craze, published 2013. Patchworker 2.0 honorable mention in Writers of the Future. Omens and Lifesavers, winner 2013 Literary Harvest. Semper Audacia published in Space Jockey anthology.
The Backworlds, Stopover at the Backworlds’ Edge, The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear, The Tumbas (Wandering Weeds anthology) published 2012.
Semper Audacia, Plantgirl, Translations, Small Graces published 2011.
Beacons awarded 4th place in 2009 Literary Harvest writing contest sponsored by Central Oregon Writers Guild. Published in 2009 edition of Literary Harvest chapbook.
“Buffalo Burgers” published December/January 2010 issue of Taste of Home Healthy Cooking and Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2010 Annual Recipes cookbook. ISBN# 978-0-89821-763-6 Cool! And Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook 2011. ISBN-10: 0898218403
Member of Untethered Realms and Central Oregon Writers Guild.
*Honorable Mention from Writers of the Future
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