I'm the author of twenty-eight published books, including the seminal cyberpunk cult hit DREAMS OF FLESH AND SAND, (the first book of THE DREAM TRIO) the best-selling prehistoric thriller THE LAST MAMMOTH, (writing as Margaret Allan), dozens of shorter works of fiction, and several screenplays for film and television.
I started out typing poetry at the age of thirteen on an Underwood portable that smelled of mothballs, machine oil, and rust. Currently, my writer's toolkit includes desktop, notebook, and pad computers equipped with voice recognition systems, and a smartphone so I can carry much of my brainpower with me.
Lately, as print publishing continues its chaotic collapse into the digital age, I've slowed down a bit, though I do try write at least one book a year. In one of my early novels, I had a character ordering groceries online - long before the WWW existed. Today, I do that very thing myself.
I write a well-known and respected libertarian-conservative blog called The Daily Pundit, where, on New Year's Day, 2002, I named the Blogosphere. I also maintain an emergency preparedness site called Survival-Preps.com.
Currently I am at work on a massive story of an America in financial, social, and political collapse after a catastrophic terror attack on the states west of the Rockies. The first book, Lightning Fall: A Novel of Disaster, was recently released. The second book, After the Fall: American Caesar is due out in the spring of 2015.
You can always reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop by my writing blog at www.wtquick.com. I try to keep my bibliography current at www.iw3p.com. Email me, or say hi at the blog. I always look forward to hearing from my readers!