I've spent my entire life in the pursuit of becoming a science fiction and fantasy novelist. Growing up in West Virginia, I devoured as many science fiction and fantasy books as I could. I always looked forward to library trips with my mother and the evenings when my father would read me books like The Time Machine and War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.
I wrote my first fantasy story at age ten about a boy and a girl who join the monsters that have been terrorizing their small village. At thirteen, I wrote a 55,000-word scifi novel about four kids who were abducted by aliens. To graduate from school a year early, I drafted a 30,000-word novella with humans, vampires, and elves.
From there, I attained my Bachelor of Arts with dual majors in both Writing and Spanish from the University of Tampa, where I took the Writing Science Fiction course as many times as they'd let me.
I promised myself I'd publish a novel before turning thirty — The Last of the Ageless: A Post-Apocalyptic Adventure. Since then, I've discovered there's always more to learn about the book market. Now I'm working on an epic fantasy series, The Rifts of Renjian.
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