I live in Guelph, Ontario, a Canadian University town of middling size. I live here because I am trying to solve a mystery, namely why this town is such a geographical oddity: it is about an hour away from everything in the province.
I had absolutely nothing to with the sinking of Atlantis, nor did I put that iceberg in the way of the Titanic. Ignore those rumors, please.
I grew up on a small farm outside of town (just outside, and yet an hour away) and often had to fend for myself in the entertainment department. Fantasy Novels, Role-Playing Games and Computer Games were my pastimes of choice as a child.
My family have always been "big readers". Part of the joy of writing is when they respond positively to my work.
The motivational "carrot" I dangled in front of myself when writing Bloodlust, my first book, was not to play a game from a favoured series (Skyrim/Elder Scrolls series) until I finished writing and sold enough copies to buy a better computer (~1000).
I spent a year writing a Haiku a day as preparation for larger projects and to cleanse my palate from technical writing.
I have worked as a game designer and toiled in several factories. You don't always get your pick of jobs in a small town, I guess.
I attended the University of Guelph, earning a BA in History with a minor in classics.