I’m an author living in northern Virginia with a wife, dog, and a cat. When not managing a group of software engineers, I write science fiction and speculative fiction, though from time to time, I write general fiction.
I enjoy all manner of interests including golfing, reading, and attending concerts.
I like a variety of genres. Science fiction looms large on my reading list. I devoured the works of masters like Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov. For Clarke, I’ve read pretty much all of his published works. I’ve read the Foundation, Robot, and Empire series from Asimov. I happily encounter more from Asimov to add to my to-read list. I enjoyed the early Star Trek tie-in novel, especially Uhura’s Song and Spock’s World, as well as the Star Wars Expanded Universe.
I also like military fiction, particularly Tom Clancey’s earlier works. Recently, I started sampling mysteries.
I’ve read and enjoyed to varying degrees several classics like The Good Earth, The Red Badge of Courage, The Grapes of Wrath, A Separate Peace, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Outsiders, A Canticle for Leibowitz, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged.
Until my teenage years, I listened to country music from artists like Kenny Rogers, Dottie West, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and Glenn Campbell. Through middle and high school I played the cello. During my high school years, I discovered rock music, in particular, progressive rock.
While I enjoy more straightforward acts like REO Speedwagon, Journey, and Fleetwood Mac, I gravitate toward Yes, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Asia, and Kansas. I also like more current artists like Paula Cole, Alanis Morissette, The Cranberries, and Mumford and Sons. There’s a plethora of artists and groups that I enjoy that, if I were to list them here, people would get tired before reaching the end.
I’ve seen live shows of Pink Floyd (twice), Yes (multiple times with multiple line-ups), Fleetwood Mac, Peter Gabriel, Jethro Tull, REO Speedwagon (multiple times), Survivor opening for REO, Rush, Paula Cole (multiple times), Kansas, and The Who (twice–the 25th anniversary tour and the 50th).