The Captain is an old being of uncertain origin. All that can be scientifically verified about him is that shortly after birth MOST of the spiders left his brain cavity. While occasionally he still hears one skittering around up there, he has come to be comfortable with them, having given them names like "Scooter," "Alcatraz," and "Willy the Punch-Drunk Monk." In several thousand years of trolling the universe on his very modest comet, the Captain has still neither found nor written the perfect sentence, but he shall keep trying until he does.
2005: "Sin Boldly," in which a young man comes to question all he once believed, and discovers true love through the crucible of real faith.
2006: "The Sons of Adam and the World War," in which a LOT of stuff happened, most of which didn't make sense. The author would prefer to forget this one.
2007: "Untitled," in which the brain-washing totalitarian government that has come to dominate the United States is destroyed in a rain of missiles.
2008: "Chasing Avalon," in which a young man meets, literally, the most beautiful girl in the world (and the rest of her family, which is equally eccentric).
2009: "Swords of Atlantis," in which three young people take their obsession with swords and storytelling to its limit.
2010: "Out of Avalon," an indirect sequel to "Chasing Avalon," in which a young man whose life cannot be affected by chance must leave his home and make his way in the world.
2011: "Graceland," The story of three present-day teenagers who discover a place where an ancient time seems to overlap their own. Is this a dangerous illusion, or is it a true invasion of grace from ancient days?
2012: ...stay tuned.
- Mankato State University, Mankato, MN
- Reading, fencing, theology...
- Favorite noveling music:
- Capercaillie, Flogging Molly, Altan, Dropkick Murphys, Black 47, Yes, Wolfstone, Josh Ritter, Rise Against, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ThouShaltNot
- Favorite books or authors:
- The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman; Something Wicked This Way Comes; American Gods; The Company Series; Huckleberry Finn; Tom Sawyer; The Gilded Age; The American Claimant; All the rest of Mark Twain; Martian Chronicles; Fahrenheit 451; Dandelion Wine; The King of Elfland's Daughter; The Worm Ouroboros; Under Western Eyes; Lost in the Cosmos; Lud-in-the-Mist; Narnia; Till We Have Faces; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Babette's Feast; The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Steven Erikson, R Scott Bakker, James Joyce, Shakespeare, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman, Cormac McCarthy, Kate DiCamillo, Isak Dinesen, John C. Wright