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For some reason I seem to like to do things the hard way. While attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, despite the wonderful Computer Science program and resources, I studied Rhetoric and Literature, specializing in Creative Writing. Several years later, after starving trying to get my poetry published, I went back to school to study Computer Science at the University of Arizona.

Now, after nearly sixteen years writing software and designing large scale software systems, I am making the shift back to my first love: writing. With the support of my dreamy wife and completely insane children I spend every one of my free moments working on this career change. After nearly two decades in the sunny southwest, I have returned to northern Illinois to live near my extended family.

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You can contact me via email at jaydel@gmail.com. Please keep in mind that unless you specify otherwise it will be assumed that your comments can be shared on this website, facebook or twitter.