I’m an archaeologist and writer, currently living in New Mexico.
I’m an avid fan of anything science fiction, books, tabletop RPGS, PlayStation games, LARPing, SCA, and lots of other things that take up too much time.
I get asked a lot about my inspirations, well, that could take a while. I’ve read thousands of books. My strongest inspirations would have to be the works of Roger Zelazny, Andre Norton, H.P. Lovecraft, and E.E. “Doc” Smith. I also love the stories of Robert A. Heinlein and Anne McCaffrey among many others.
Like most authors, I’ve had an eclectic career path. I’ve worked as a retail gofer, a food service monkey, brute laborer, a rennie, a writer for the RPG industry, and many other rewarding jobs that didn’t pay enough to feed me or my cats.
I am an active member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, where I really like to hit my friends with giant grass stems. No, I don’t feel that it is strange for a scientist to be doing such a thing. It is a good place to hang out with good people. I also really like to make things with my hands, and fight, yeah, I like to fight.
I have degrees in geology, cultural anthropology, and archaeology. I love science. If that offends you, you probably won’t like my books. Since, you know, I write science fiction. Stories about science. I won’t belabor the point any more.
I really love archaeology, and no, I haven’t found any tombs with ancient evils lurking.
I plan to keep it that way.
I will not dig on Mars, and I will NOT go to Z’ha’dum!