J.C. lives with his spouse and writing partner Barb and two cats (Cinders and Ashes) south of Portland, Oregon, and about an hour from the west coast. During his earlier life, his poetry, non-fiction, and short fiction appeared in a number of genre publications. Together with Barb, he authors the series and books of the Noble Dead Saga, their first novel-length collaborations starting in 2003. [Visit WWW.NOBLEDEAD.ORG for up-to-date news.] He and Barb also author the ongoing thematic collections of short ebook only works in the project known as "Tales from the world of the Noble Dead Saga."
As an ex-academic with a masters in English, he has taught multiple workshops, classes, and seminars related to fiction writing inside and outside of academia. He also spent 10 years as a partner in an IT firm with national and international clients where he specialized in intra/extranet document and data management systems before becoming a full time author.