Chris Mason is a software engineer who would rather have been a writer, but he is addicted to coding and couldn't figure out how to support himself writing obscure novels. He worked as a programmer and programming manager for 18 years -- including 10 years at Microsoft, where he was involved with Word and Office for Macintosh. He has three software patents stashed somewhere in his closet.
After leaving Microsoft for good he founded GrowlyBird Software, which develops free Macintosh applications. During his years in the wilderness he wrote five novels (among other things), which are available here.
He and his wife are the caretakers of two dogs, two cats, and two parrots. He's seriously considering building an ark.
Because he's a workaholic curmudgeon with hermit tendencies, he doesn't engage in social media. But you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
on April 30, 2012 :
Chris Mason seems to be able to write anything. Wild Sands is his fourth offering none which bear the least resemblance to one another. This is a relationship story wherein we are forced to deal with a single workaholic male who inexplicably refuses to sleep with a gorgeous woman who throws herself at him. Even his father pronounced him crazy. The problem is that he is creeping along the precipice with two women who run a bed and breakfast inn—one beautiful and outlandish, the other introspective and demure. The double bind is delicious. Poor Jason is just not equipped to deal with it.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)