I've been writing and creating for as long as I can remember. As an adult, I earned two Associate degrees, worked as a Web Publisher and launched a website called 1613 Enterprises--among other things. As a child, I won many awards--such as 1st place in high school, 2nd place in a regional art show and Editor's Choice in college. In life, I've been a kind of cowboy--trying this, that or the other. Although it's led me down some dark paths, I'm honored to have experienced the things I had. They've helped me realize what I really want. As a writer, I try and channel the same attributes into my characters--which are often flawed but courageous people who learn from their mistakes and ultimately become stronger, better individuals.