Nobody really asks me questions, frequently or otherwise, so until that starts happening, this is just a Q & A with myself. It's a list of things that relate to me and the work that I do that I hope you'll find interesting. If you actually do have some questions for me, hit me up on the contact page.
And let's be honest, most “Frequently Asked Questions” pages are exactly this. They're not literally questions that have been frequently asked. Take it from someone who's been on the internet since the very early 1990s: “FAQ” is merely shorthand.
Questions of Questionable Frequency
How are you?
By far, the question I am most frequently asked. I am fine. Most days, I am fine.
From where do you hail?
Knock it off with the old-timey words. Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Rhode Island again, Texas, Florida, Texas again, Florida again, New Mexico, and Texas again. I liked Rhode Island best. I'm from Rhode Island.
Do you follow a religion?
No. I am an atheist. People don't ask me that terribly much, but I thought I'd get it out of the way. It's not a big deal. I just believe in one fewer god than you do.
How did you get into writing?
I only ever wrote for school assignments until I was in my early twenties. I'd been more interested in consuming than producing until that point, but tried my hand at a few things and found I enjoyed it. I wrote two fan fiction short stories that were moderately well-received (neither of which shall you ever read) and then decided to tackle a novel. I wrote my first novel between 1995 and 2000 (the exact year eludes me, but I want to say… '97?). It remains unpublished, with good reason.
From there, I found myself drawn to other things for quite a long time—a career in IT, mainly. Fiction writing took a backseat to non-fiction: three books (2006, 2008, and 2012) and some blogging.
It wasn't until the mid-2010's that I started writing fiction again, and here we are.
What house are you?
Harry Potter? Gryffindor. And my wand is Fir wood with a Unicorn hair core, 14 ½” and Unyielding flexibility. I quite enjoyed the Harry Potter series, but I have not explored JK Rowling's expanded universe beyond trying out Pottermore once to see what people were talking about. The site's amazing.
Game of Thrones? Doesn't really matter; I'd be at the Citadel. Anything else would require I learn a sword, and I'd just end up impaling myself.