I was born in Greenville, South Carolina in 1977, my birth heralding the post-Elvis phase of American history. My family migrated to the Atlanta suburbs in 1983, where the magic of cable, vectored through MTV, introduced me to the poetry of such modern bards as David Lee Roth and Vince Neil.
With the collapse of glam rock, I gleefully joined the national gloom of the early Nineties, an era auspiciously timed to coincide with my teenage years. This decade also saw my graduation from the University of Georgia equipped with a degree in Journalism.
I currently live in Athens, Georgia. When I’m not churning out novels, I enjoy Athens’ legendary music scene, backpacking, and renovating my house. (Well, technically I don’t enjoy the renovation, but I have to admit there is a queasy sense of accomplishment in removing an old toilet and replacing it with a low-flow model.)
In October 2015, I embarked on a project I’d been working toward for more than a decade: Unfated, an epic fantasy told as one cohesive, serial novel with “episodes” appearing quarterly until you (the reader) and I reach the thrilling conclusion. This is something I’ve always wanted to do . . . by which I mean tell the story itself and write a novel as a serial the way great writers of the past did it.
My short fiction has appeared in such august publications as Escape Pod, Ideomancer, and The First Line. I also write the occasional nonfiction piece concerning politics or pop-culture. And, yes, I draw lots of pictures of skeletons, often wearing sweater vests.