I currently live in Prescott, Arkansas - a small town of about 4,000 people.

I grew up in several towns around Pittsburgh, PA.  Then, when I reached tenth grade, my family moved to Colorado.  I fell in love with the whole state!  It is beautiful country.  After I graduated high school, I went off to college at a very small, private place called Loretto Heights.  When I went to college, my parents moved back east to northern Virginia.  That's right, I went to college and my parents moved away.

I spent some time in Colorado, even attending the University of Colorado (er, the Coloversity of Unirado as they like to call it) for a brief stint.

After taking some time off, I came to Arkansas where I met the woman that I would somehow convince to go out with me and then managed to get her to marry me.

My wife was born and raised in Prescott, Ark, and though we lived for a stint outside Little Rock, we moved to her hometown shortly after our son was born.  Several years after that, our daughter was born.

I would love to regale you with the various jobs I've held, but really, it's easier to point you to an article I posted on my personal blog: http://www.poppedinmyhead.com/2009/05/not-quite-40-jobs-ive-actually-held.html  I am truly a jack-of-all-trades.

I began writing as a freshman in college and have been doing so on and off ever since. It was not until 2008 that I pushed myself to actually publish anything.  A friend of mine turned me on to Lulu.com and I put out a collection of short stories I had written throughout my college career.

One of the projects I wrote as part of my Master's thesis was the first chapter of a possible novel.  In 2009, I enrolled in the National Novel Writing Month contest and pushed my single chapter into a full-fledged novel.  In 2010, I published "Summer Breaks."

While hanging out with my daughter one day, she said, "Daddy, I wish you could stay home and just write books."

Me, too.