I've been writing stories as long as I can remember, but didn't get around to finishing anything until I forced myself to write a short story. Finishing "Introducing a Duranaki" gave me the confidence to write four more, covering an evolving backstory, that became my first published book.
The tail of that story lead naturally into the sequel, "Quarantine Lost".
I have a few other works that I might get back to, but I've also been working on some more family-friendly works. My next project is a sort of high-tech fairy tale and I'm very excited about it.
I do this for the joy of writing and telling stories. By day, I develop software, commuting by train, and drowning out the boredom of the ride by putting the stories in my head on paper (well, computer).