"Daddy, you're the coolest daddy in my life."
Those are the words of my three-year-old daughter. I would like to think that everyone has this view of me, except the daddy part, but reality is often very different from the mind of a three-year-old.
I was born in Anaheim, California in 1979. I created my first design, with the ever reliable pencil, when I was five. I have been designing ever since, though the medium has changed throughout the years. Now the keyboard, mouse and occasional drawing pad are my tools.
In 1989, I moved to Georgia, where I continued to doodle, dream and get in trouble for sketching while the teacher was talking. I attended Brookwood High School in Snellville. After graduating, I went on an exploratory quest, trying out Georgia State and Perimeter College before finally settling on UGA, where I graduated in 2001 with a degree in Journalism/Advertising.
I was immediately hired by a bridal magazine as an Art Director. From there I went to a small catalog company based in Stone Mountain where I worked as a graphic designer. After that it was onto Progressive Lighting where I worked as a graphic degner for four years. I am currently designing for Acuity Brands Lighting. I also work as a freelance designer and have done work for various catalog, marketing and mom & pop businesses.
During those precious moments of free time, when my two daughters allow it, I like to draw, sketch and write. Writing has become my new passion as you can see if you visit my Books page. I write for myself more than anyone but hope to one day be picked up by one of the big publishers. To one day be able to sit home and write all day is a dream that I hope will one day become reality.
I currently live in Loganville with my wife Jenna and two daughters, Kaylee and Anna. We spend the days as all families should, playing and laughing as if nothing else in all the world matters.
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Seeds of Doubt, Dark Descent, Book II
I just don't know.
Nobody told him that the world could be so cruel, that men could be filled with such hate and corruption. Now, Druzeel doesn't know what to think. As he struggles with these new revelations, he is not even sure what to believe.
But he clings to hope, hope that not everyone is as bad as those around him, that there are others who fight for good and justice and are not just look
Destiny, Heritage Lost, Book III
What will I become?
As Callobus Swordstar comes closer to finding out who he is and where he came from, the obstacles become more difficult, threatening to stop him in his tracks. Can he overcome them and discover his past or will they prove too much even for a man descended from barbarians?
Now he travels into a land of ice, snow and dangerous creatures, not knowing where to go or who to trust.
Lineage, Heritage Lost, Book II
Where do I come from?
Since the curse first took him, Callobus Swordstar has been looking for a cure, but in order to find one, he must first discover where the rage came from. Can he make it in time before he loses his mind completely?
Now, both Dragonsbane and Mileena are gone, the two things that kept the rage at bay. Before he can move on, Callobus must find them both before...
Identity, Heritage Lost, Book I
Who am I?
He has defeated dragons, demons, wizards and tyrants. Now Callobus Swordstar must defeat a curse that threatens to consume him. To destroy the rage, he must first find out who he really is. Can he find the answers he needs before time runs out or will the ancient malady finally claim him?
Though Mileena’s presence keeps the rage at bay, Callobus knows that he cannot...
Kingdoms Peril, The Slayer Series, Book III
The wizard that caused Callobus so much pain is dead, his mother has been freed and a town was saved, but there are those whose eyes are still on the warrior. He has vowed to find his sister and make those in charge of the wizard pay dearly for their crimes. Will he risk everything for a woman he never really knew?
A new love has entered his life...
Town Shadows, The Slayer Series, Book II
The rage lies in the back of his mind. Though he promised never to let it take control of him gain, Callobus Swordstar can feel his curse growing. When it comes between letting the rage loose and the chance of death, which will he choose? Does he unleash the power to save his family or hold back with fears that if using it, he could kill those he loves most?
The dragon is dead, but...
Dragons Plight, The Slayer Series, Book I
Callobus Swordstar only wants a normal life, but a curse that threatens to consume him has assured the rest of his days will be filled with chaos. Although a powerful weapon, does he dare use the curse to help those around him, or does he fight for control as his family and friends are destroyed?
When things go from bad to worse, Callobus must turn to...
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