I’m currently a technical writer at Canonical, the company that makes Ubuntu Linux, my operating system of choice. Before that, I worked off and on for 20 years at AT&T Labs Research in New Jersey with the smartest people I’ve ever known. Early in my career, I was a game designer for Merit Industries and built three games, Hooter, Quik Cell, and Pile On. They could be found in bars and even cruise ships all over the world. In addition, I’ve written guitar education software for macOS and iOS.
I started writing fiction when I was just a pup and never grew out of it. After paying my dues honing my craft, I landed a standard book contract with a now-defunct publisher in New Hampshire. We did two books before they went under (Dead of Wynter and Lovesick). A couple of years later, I started dabbling with self-publishing on Amazon KDP.
Before all that, I attended Berklee College of Music with my heavily customized Gibson SG for a couple of years in order to learn just enough jazz theory to start making sense of whatever Frank Zappa compositions I happened to be obsessed with at the time.