I’m an author living in northern Virginia with a wife and a cat. In the late ’80s, I worked on the International Space Station project. These days, 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 many interests including golfing, reading, and attending concerts.
Science fiction looms large on my reading list. I devoured the works of masters like Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov. For Clarke, I 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.
More recent works I enjoyed include Cowboy Angels and The Martian.
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’m a member of Pennwriters, Round Hill Writers Group, and a member, assistant organizer, and event host of Loudoun County Writers Group.
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