Well, where to begin. I’m a St. Louis native and die-hard Cardinals fan (go Cards!). I’ve been writing something since the late 80s and into the 90s. I’m not entirely certain what the first bit of fiction was I ever wrote, but it would most likely have been Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles related (I was 7 when the original cartoon aired, so yeah). I first got an interest in fantasy, though, with the release of pretty much the best adventure game of all time: Sierra’s Hero’s Quest (or Quest for Glory after the name rights confusion with Milton Bradly’s board game). I still wasn’t reading much of it myself yet (I wasn’t even in my teens yet when QfGI was released) but I just fell in love with swords and magic, and mythical worlds.
I remained a tremendous nerd all through Middle School and High School. And now it’s time for me to be cliche: I was in either my Sophomore or Junior Year when my dad put the Lord of the Rings in my hand, and I got hooked. I finished the Hobbit and the Trilogy, and moved on to the Silmarillion. Then he handed me the Sword of Shannara and I went about finishing the original Shannara Trilogy on my own, and picking up the Scions series. I discovered Goodkind next, but of course Tolkien remained my favorite, and even more I wanted to create a world of my own.
Well, I have quite a few more interests besides writing, of course. I do quite a bit of 3D modeling, love flight sims, and study German Longsword with a group here in St. Louis (which was quite helpful in writing).
So that’s a bit about me. Welcome to the blog, and stay tuned.