I grew up on a horse ranch in a small town in the Pacific Northwest, near mountains, trees and not too far away from the ocean. During my youth, I discovered a great fondness for movies, comic books and the written works of J.R.R. Tolkien & Bram Stoker.
Throughout my life, I have ventured into many forms of writing including music, poetry and short stories. Every time I begin to put words down on paper or a computer screen, I find myself instantly creating a movie inside of my mind. As a result, my goal has never been to just write, but rather to tell stories in a way that would make them “screen friendly”.
A few years ago, I decided it was time to take my passion for story telling public. While some of my past work (poetry, song writing) will be showcased on this website, my primary focus now is to bring to life the heroes, heroines and villains that have long existed in my dreams.
The reason I chose “Fiction without Apology” as the caption on my home page is because I believe too often, society would have us apologizing or feeling guilty for our dark thoughts, sexual fantasies and our desire to believe that there’s more to the world than what can be seen on the internet or through the news. I will not hesitate to include sex or violence in my stories if it complements the characters or theme. However, it will always be with the purpose of bringing to life a more vivid depiction within the story and not just for shock value or some quick, sugary-sweet verbal fix.
In parting, allow me to extend to you my favorite saying from the business world, “caviat emptor”, or in this case, as the guest on my website, “let the reader beware.”