I have loved reading as long as I can remember. My favorite authors are Matthew Reilly, Michael Crichton, William Gibson and Clive Cussler. Now I would like to contribute to the literary community and write some works of my own. I am currently pursuing a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida. I enjoy writing as a hobby and it helps me take my mind off all the work I have to do for school. If you like my work or would like to recommend something for me to read, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to hear from you!
What's the story behind your latest book?
Metal Skeleton started out as a book about dinosaurs, then turned into a book about lost Incan treasure, then it finally became a commentary on criminal punishment and social structures. The theme of the book is people with good intentions trying to improve a situation but in the end making it worse.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Gainesville, Florida. It is a college town and so I was influenced growing up by many people involved with the University of Florida and Santa Fe college. Many of my classmates also had family ties to academia, so through them I was exposed to many different authors. One year the local newspaper, The Gainesville Sun, had a short story contest. I entered and won, and people at the newspaper encouraged me to pursue a career in writing. While my love of scientific research is my primary focus, I am motivated by the support of my community to continue writing.
An oil tanker lost at sea. An entire village in the Amazon gone without a trace. A single body washes ashore in Lima, Peru. An unlikely team of an anthropologist, a police officer and an FBI agent search for answers, and find themselves on a mysterious artificial island. What they discover appears to be a social experiment gone wrong. Or maybe it is going exactly as planned…