I guess you could say I defy easy description. I write embedded software for a living, but own more typewriters (4) and slide rules (2... or 3 if you count my E6B) than one would expect from a tech guy. I'm always trying to find the best HD quality video and dabble with CGI on my computer, but I still prefer shooting slide film (Long live Velvia!) whenever I take the cameras somewhere. ("Let's see, do I feel like hauling out the 4x5 or is 6x7 big enough?") I've lived in Michigan my whole life but I've been mistaken for a local on the streets of both London and Edinburgh.
I've been writing ever since 2nd grade, and although I mostly do it for the enjoyment I do think it would be great to be published someday. Between the long, weekly commutes in college and now the regular summertime biking I've got a head full of plot lines and screenplays that I want to get down on paper someday, somehow, if only the rest of the world wouldn't keep getting in the way.
My Tivo is overflowing with: Fringe, Sanctuary, Top Gear, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead (and dozens more, I'll never get it all watched...)
My iPod is filled with: Lots of TV and movie soundtracks, myriad single tracks by groups ranging from Lifehouse, Nickelback, Savage Garden, to too many more to even remember especially since I'm lousy with artist-title matching.
My bookshelves are filled with (or, at least, a representative sample shelf): LOTR next to "Hitchhiker's Guide" next to "Timeline" (Chrichton) next to a German dictionary next to "Seizing the Enigma" next to Kaku's "Hyperspace" (autographed!) next to Optimus Prime next to six old hard drives next to maps of Hawaii next to a 35mm trailer for The Two Towers. (Note to self: clean up the bookshelf.)
Thanks for stopping by... good luck and happy writing to all!
- Holland, MI
- Photography, TV and movies, Flying
- Favorite noveling music:
- I'm partial to good soundtracks (How to Train Your Dragon, Doctor Who, LOTR, etc.) but usually they're too distracting to listen while writing.
- Favorite books or authors:
- Tolkien, Douglas Adams, Mira Grant ("Newsflesh" trilogy), John J. Nance, a thick Tom Clancy book is a good way to fill a whole day with nothing else to do, Harry Potter, the list goes on...