Sure, I do housekeeping posts and the occasional little blurb of word vomit, but I haven’t really told you guys anything about myself. Well, seeing as we will be coming up on the first anniversary of The Knight Owl and the release of my novel this summer, I figure I might as well tell you all a thing or two about myself.
First, the basics:
I was born and raised in a suburb south of Denver, Colorado, and I wouldn’t trade this state for any place in the world. I would, however, trade the California migrants for pretty much anything sorry, but please stop moving here)! I’m one of four adopted children in a pretty white-bread middle class family, though my siblings and I are anything but white-bread (two half-Hispanics and two Asians).
I was a creative troublemaker in my formative years, a mix of a angsty loner, a theatre nerd, a delinquent, and an academic. I did the usual rash of sneaking out at midnight, drinking, and raiding fast-food joints with my friends in the middle of the night. My test scores were always high, grades low, and I avoided classrooms as much as possible, choosing instead to spend hours and hours in the school’s auditorium learning everything there is to know about performance design technology, which I had planned on going to college for.That plan was diverted when I was married a few weeks after I graduated high school to my best friend and better half, E.
E and I met when she was the stage manager at our high school, and our relationship started off completely on the wrong foot. Annoyance dissolved to teenage love (I could probably write a novel on our dating years, they were nuts), though, and we have been together for four years now.
E will be finishing her final semester at college this fall before she begins her career as a high school science teacher. I have a rather boring day job, but it allows me ample time to write. I’m enrolled to start school once again to pursue a career in animal sciences (think livestock) because my dream is to someday run a farm/ranch. Do I plan on making writing a career? I’m not sure, but it’s not in the forefront of my intentions. I get distracted rather easily and I’m pretty sure we would be poor if me depended on my ability to sit down and write with a deadline.
Right now E and I live in a small college town in the northern part of the state. We bought a house and run a virtual pet zoo. No life story would be complete without pictures of animals, so here we go:
As far as my hobbies go, I fit no particular type. I dabble in art and have attempted to learn guitar (though I’m useless at it). I’m an amateur woodworker and handyman, and I tinker with vehicles and mechanical implements just to see how they work. If you follow me at all you’d know I’m mostly into alternative and indie rock, and I’m a sucker for a good dystopian story or a well-made romcom. If I’m not working you’d probably find me hanging out with my wife and the dogs, annoying the crap out of both of them with my irritating and persistent sense of humor. I absolutely adore irony and sarcasm. My only irrational paranoia is of zombies.
I’m not sure if it matters, but I’m an Aries.