I started writing when I was seven or eight. I remember playing with an old mechanical typewriter my mother owned. I never looked back. I love inventing worlds, creating characters, and bringing something into the world that wasn’t there before. I hope people like my work, but really, I write for myself, and always have.
My first sale was to a now-defunct online magazine called Espionage. They paid me for a story I wrote, and almost published it, but the magazine went defunct before it could appear online. That hurt a lot. I never got to see my first sell out in the world.
Buoyed by my success, I wrote and submitted another story to Analog Science Fiction & Fact, who bought it. I had made a professional sale!
My first two stories were paid for and people liked them! The validation of years worth of practice gave me the courage to send out more work-
-and I’ve collected more than fifty rejections.
Goes with the territory, they say.
I’ve also made two more sales. So, the beat goes on!
I live in Leander, Texas, and I write as much as I can. My stories have appeared in Analog, EscapePod, the inaugural issue of Ares magazine (and on the cover, no less!) and I keep writing and sending my work out in hopes of being able to make a living.
I’ll keep writing. It’s what I do when I’m not being a husband, father, and hopeless layabout.
Sooner or later, someone will notice me, and I’ll sell more work… and then what?
I’ll keep writing.