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Hey THere!

Thanks for reaching out!

Thanks for dropping by!

I suppose I should start with some basics, eh?

I was born in Maine but didn’t live there for long before my parents figured out that it was too bloody cold and moved south, all the way to Massachusetts. I grew up there and in Connecticut, lived in Maryland and Indiana for a while before moving back to Maine. I lived there for twenty years before I, too, decided the winters were too long. Of course, where do you go get away from long winters? COLORADO! Naturally. I'm married to a wonderful, inspirational, supportive woman; between us we have five kids, five dogs, and five cats.

Every author starts as a reader, and the same is true for me. Some of first ‘real’ books I remember are the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov, the Hornblower books by C.S.Forester, and Lad by Albert Payson Terhune. The, ah, let’s just say ‘eclectic’ nature of these first few began a trend that continues today, as I read just about anything. You want a list? Okay. In no order (except as they occur to me):
Robert Heinlein. Dave Barry. Lisa Mantchev. John Ringo. David Weber. Isaac Asimov (yes, still). David R. Palmer. Spider Robinson. Randall Garrett. Richelle Mead. F.M. Busby. Frank Herbert. Kevin J. Anderson. W.E.B. Griffin. Clive Cussler. Gemma Halliday.

Is the picture coming into focus? No? Exactly. There’s way too many authors out there to limit myself to a single one, or even a single genre, though I do tend to return to science fiction.

As for my writing, well, I’ve thrown a bunch out onto Amazon. There’s a couple of Sherlock Holmes stories, a few horror-ish shorts, and then you get to my longer books: Refuge, a time-traveling take on vampire stories, and The Cassidy Chronicles. Cassidy is currently five volumes: The Cassidy Chronicles (Volume One), The Road to the Stars (Volume Two), The Measure of Humanity (Volume Three), A Quiet Revolution (Volume Four), and Triumph's Ashes (Volume 5). These are gathered in The Artemis War Omnibus, along with a novella. I am writing more in the Cassidyverse, and I've even turned my hand to editing with Kendra Cassidy's memoir, Memories of Aiyana.

Like I said, thanks for dropping in! You can find me on, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. I love interacting with fans, but be warned: I often add my fans into my books!


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