Who Am I?

I've been reading and writing as long as I can remember, which I guess means since at least last Tuesday.  Seriously though, you always hear people ask writers why they write.  It just never seemed like a choice to me.  It's just something I do.  For good or bad, it is what it is.

I'm the author of five books: Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep (forthcoming from Literary Wanderlust), Apocalypse all the TimeNot Quite so Stories (Winner of the 2017 Nebraska Book Award in the anthology category, 2016 Best Book Awards Finalist Fiction: Short Story, and finalist for Short Stories in the 11th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards), The Garden of Good and Evil Pancakes (2015 national indie excellence awards finalist in humor), and Bones Buried in the Dirt (2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist, First Novel <80K). My writing appears in Literary OrphansThe Airgonaut, Connotation Press, and others

I'm from Nebraska originally and spend most of my life there with occasional side trips to Loveland, Bellingham, and Seattle.  I moved to Denver some years back and have been there ever since.

I have four college degrees now.  I got a BS in computer science (original major was psychology) from UNO and a JD from Creighton.  While working as a patent attorney, I picked up a BA in english lit from NYIT and went back for a MFA in creative writing through the University of Nebraska program.

Currently I live in Denver and work as a patent attorney.  I spend most of my non-work time reading and writing.  At the moment I'm working on a number of different pieces of different kinds.  Keep an eye on the news section.  If anything develops I'll post it there.

You can also obtain a pill-shaped sticker version of me here at LitPills.