BA in English & Philosophy (University of Alabama)
with minors in Computer-Based Honors and Creative Writing.
MA in Philosophy (Washington University in St.Louis)
with graduate engineering certificate in Artificial Intelligence/Neural Networks.
ABD PhD in Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology (Washington University).
ABD MFA in Creative Writing (University of South Carolina).
Lovely wife who after 17 years is still supportive of my nasty writing habit.
13-yr-old daughter and 9-yr-old son, who also love writing.
Taught philosophy and English for 17 years at various colleges and universities.
Have taught high-school English for the past 6 years.
(Some of my students are also doing NaNoWriMo this year.)
- Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Gaming (RPG, Euro, Board, Card, PC, Console), Theatregoing (movies, plays, opera, musicals, improv)
- Favorite noveling music:
- any of John Williams's movie soundtracks
- Favorite books or authors:
- Snow Crash, Neuromancer, Looking Glass, Starship Troopers, William Shakespeare, Neal Stephenson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Heinlein, Edgar Rice Burroughs