I am originally from a small town in northeast Indiana. Typical introvert kid; closer to books than people — grew up with a fascination for horror novels (Stephen King, Dean Koontz) and medieval fantasy (Piers Anthony, R.A Salvatore).
In April of 1996, I moved out on my own to Phoenix, Arizona to find my own path. Why did I come to the “Sun State” with no job, no friends, and no family you might ask? Part of it was I was young and reckless, but also because I believed and still find that the only way to have inner growth is to really challenge yourself outside your comfort zone. Without that safety net, you are IT! Relying only on yourself can be the best forge to burn away the distractions and to find your true talents and skills.
By 1998, I had stopped “dreaming” and started a “real” career in insurance. Now in the insurance industry, there’s an old joke that no one ever played “Agents and Underwriters” as children instead of “Cowboys and Indians”. In other words, most of us stumble into the role and no one dreams of being here, but the money pays most of our bills and we can support our families.
In 2011, I went into the healthcare insurance industry and have stepped into a management role for the first time. It was certainly a truly eye-opening and rewarding experience.
In 2020, I suffered a severe stroke (if you would like to read about my experience, click here) and thus, stepped away from management and the stressful work that is Sales Supervising. I’ve been working for now in Security. Guarding parking lots is not exciting but I’m okay with that!
On a personal level, I have been married to my wonderful wife, Erika since October 10th, 2012. I have three children, Jenna, Johnathan and Jessiena.
I get lost in my new passion in Virtual Reality games, especially the game In Death Unchained!
Currently I have written fourteen novels: Horror Suspense — Elude (Parts I. II. & III); Evade (Parts I. II. & III); The Hidden, The Hidden Within, Days of Hell & Horror and In Four Days. Epic Fantasy — Consequences Within Chaos, The Bleeding Crown and The Flight of The Dirithi.
In March, 2023, I will be releasing a new quarterly magazine dedicated to Horror & Crime Fiction called With Malice.
More life to live and more stories in store… Come with me!