I like to write for fun but I dream of going full time. I believe this is my purpose. I write in almost all genres. My hobbies include reading, writing (of course), conventions (including comic-cons), watching sports, learning about astronomy, archaeology, history, music, chess, poker, Disneyana, photography, and comic books/graphic novels. My favorite authors include Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, JK Rowling, and Fyodor Dostoevsky. I like too many books to list. I have been strongly influenced in non-fiction by W. Bruce Lincoln. In poetry, my influences include Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Shane Koyczan, and Robert Frost. I live in Upland, CA.