I live in the Emerald City (Seattle, Washington) with my amazingly-patient wife and idea-inspiring son. The first half of my life was "wasted" (as my mother said once) avidly reading science-fiction/fantasy and role playing. I'm still trying to improve that statistic. Weekdays I work as a software engineer (which I call being a code janitor) and I try to avoid TV in the evenings by writing more books. In short, by day, I help improve people's lives and, at night, I help people take fantastic trips of the imagination. Helping people have happier lives appeals to the Dagger in my soul. The symmetry of my work appeals to the Navy-trained computer scientist in me. If you like Fantasy, Science-Fiction, and RPGs feel free to drop me a note I'd love to hear from you.