I write fiction in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, and mystery. My short stories include Carrion Road, Yantriel’s Privy, and The Last Whiskey Bacon Cheddar Burger at Saint Florian’s Abbey.

I have worked as a failed shoemaker, reluctant dairy farmer, and ruthless ice cream man. For several years I monitored the nuclear test ban treaty, making sure those pesky commies didn’t blow up the planet. (They didn’t.)

When I’m not writing, I advise software teams and leaders about how to play nice together. Colleagues in my industry once created a special award for me for being reasonable.

I live in California with my wife.