About the Author
I was born in Bristol, Tennessee, in 1972 and grew up in a little town in the Appalachian Mountains called Abingdon, Virginia. In those small town days, I fell in love with many things, among them reading. Reading was a way to escape from a town whose borders always seemed to be too tight. I discovered my love of writing in college, under the influence of various Stephen King novels. The first time I read a novel by him, I knew I would need to write for the rest of my life. I took my time getting through college (10 years, to be exact), leaving and returning several times. I finally earned my degree in Media Writing in 2004. At the time, I intended to make a path in the screenwriting industry. I quickly found that writing screenplays did not capture me, so I turned back to writing short stories and novels. In the process, I learned to apply many screenwriting techniques to my writing. Quick, fast, and always moving forward, pumping like a heartbeat – that’s the way I shape my stories. I also have several other loves, among them running, listening to music (heavy metal mostly), or just spending time with my family. My wife and I live with our son and two cats in central North Carolina. I am a stay-at-home dad, a total role reversal, and the most challenging job I could ever imagine. This gives me not only adequate time with my son, but also some free time to write. You can find me at many spots on the web, but if you really need to find my center in the social media storm it would be at my blog, a poetry journey.wordpress.com. There you will find one other passion of mine, poetry. Let me now take your hand on a journey into dark places. I promise that you will be scared, and you may even be terrified, but in the end you might just find you enjoyed the ride.