I live with my unconventional wife and two amazing sons in Springfield, Missouri. After graduating from Missouri State University sometime in the late 80's, I wandered aimlessly across the country until finding my way back home.
My day (and night) job is being a firefighter. Aside from rescuing cats in trees and removing burnt pot roasts from ovens, I usually spend my time finding the hardest way to do the simplest of things. The rest of my time is spent imagining wonderful stories and weaving them into words. Visit for a look into what I'm doing.
I exorcise my physical demons by mountain biking and rock climbing. I am an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction, but find my muse in romantic novels. I also work like a maniac.