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I grew up in a small town in Iowa which had, as so many small towns do, a library with librarians which were far better than it deserved. Thanks to them and my parents' indulgence, I grew up reading science fiction and fantasy and whatever else I could get my hands on. After studying physics and math in college, I semi-randomly decided to become a patent attorney. That too worked out far better than I deserved, and I've spent my career working for amazing companies patenting everything from jigsaw puzzles with fuzz on them (it's way cooler than it sounds) to highly complex methods of controlling the volatility of computer games (ditto.)
But a person does not live by law alone, and my love of science fiction, fantasy, and the enduring sense of wonder they brought me never went away. With the encouragement of my lovely wife, herself a talented author, I've begun writing and publishing my own fiction. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it. (Well, I hope you enjoy it *more.*)
Random Interesting Things About Me:
1) I used to participate in Old West historical recreations under the moniker, "The Devil's Advocate."
2) I've taken over 80,000 photographs, including at least a hundred good ones. :) One of my photographs was used by Louis Leakey during a presentation on biodiversity during NY Science Week.
3) I once walked on to the set of a Mel Gibson movie by mistake, and at least three different security guards saw me and didn't think to stop me. When they found out I wasn't supposed to be there, they all said the same thing: "He looked like he knew what he was doing."
4) I've worn a beard since not long after I graduated college. You'd think that would cause problems for a lawyer, but for some reason, beards are fairly standard issue for patent attorneys. I don't know why. I've only shaved it once: My mother bribed me. Hi, Mom!