I grew up in Rochester, NY and now live in Northern Virginia. As a child, I was an avid player of Atari games, but this did not develop into a marketable skill. Instead, I majored in Mechanical Engineering and somehow found myself harvesting bovine joints in a Veterinary Medicine lab to test the tribological properties of cartilage. After that experience, I decided that cutting up cows for research was not a fulfilling career path, and moved into IT consulting because computers do not bleed.
I began writing FOREST OF THE MIND in 2004 as the first book in a planned trilogy. FOREST was released in 2012, followed by THE MUSIC OF THE MACHINE in 2016. I continue to work on the third and final book in the series.