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ABOUT ME

I was born and half-raised in Texas where I was involved in a plethora of shenanigans (one incident involves me losing part of a tooth during a Nerf war because that's how hardcore we are down there). Eventually, I moved up north to West Virginia to complete my upbringing and earn a Bachelor's in History at WVU.

​During high school I discovered my passion for writing and began writing my first novel, The Immortal: The War to Begin All Wars. Back then, I only managed to crank out a terrible Novella, wrote a few more crappy novellas, thought I was ready to publish, underwent a series of hardcore rejections before looking back at my work, and realizing it sucked. Needless to say, it took years of practice to get the craft where it is today with still plenty of room for improvement.

​But enough about my writing! You're reading this page because you want to know about me! I have an avid love for mythological creatures. I try to find obscure ones, such as the Drop Bear and Manananggal, but also enjoy popular ones which deserve more attention, such as the Wendigo. I spent a whole summer going through Teresa Bane's Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend, and Folklore as well as Matthew Myer's yokai.com.

​I'm also a fan of Fantasy, which should go without saying. Currently Mistborn holds the spot of my favorite, although I haven't gotten around to Stormlight Archives yet. I am also a fan of Star Wars: Legends, which I will probably have sent a few kids off to college before finishing, because 200 novels take a long time, especially when read with other series, such as The Wheel of Time. That being said, I am also an avid fan of classics, especially by me boi Alexandre Dumas. Honestly, if you want to get a feel for my book tastes, you can follow me on Goodreads.

​I also enjoy martial arts, namely Chung do Kwan, although I have been out of practice since all the dojos have shut down during the pandemic. I work with international students and get to learn about a variety of cultures as I engage with people from all walks of life while practicing my southern hospitality.

​I am also happily married to the woman of my dreams, probably because Jesus decided He needed one less angel in Heaven for now. We are both dog lovers, having one named Theodore Roosevelt, as well as adventurous hikers who think trails are more like guidelines as opposed to actual rules.

​That's about all I will tell you for now, but I would love to know you! Fill out the contact form and I will try to respond to everyone I can. You readers are truly what makes the dream a reality, so I just want to say thank you for existing!

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