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.