Who am I? Well, I'm a writer and reference librarian living in Denver, CO. I'm originally from Kentucky. I have a Masters degree in literature from the University of Kentucky and a Masters degree in library science from the University of Illinois. I'm most proud of the library degree, because the diploma simply says Master of Science without any further specification. This lets me tell people I'm a chemist.
Overall, though, I'm a storyteller. Writing's been my obsession since I was about 13 years old and I've had a long, long apprenticeship before achieving even the smallest measure of success. Here's to persistence!
You might be wondering about the illustration at the top of this blog. It's the artwork that was created at Waylines Magazine to accompany my story "The Seer." Darryl Knickrehm, the publisher and illustrator at Waylines did an incredible job with this piece, and since any blog should have a certain soothsaying quality to it, I figured what the hell. Perhaps the picture is a little too dark and twisted to headline a writer's blog, but at the same time I think it captures the spirit of the publishing process: a forlorn writer turning his back while well-armed slushpile readers blasts his manuscript into pieces!