I'm just a Chicago boy at heart; born and raised in and around the Windy City, although now I call South Mississippi home. I've spent most of my life as a musician, playing guitar in various heavy metal bands and I've even released several studio albums. I got into writing thanks to a twist of fate (I've always been the creative type), discovering that I not only had a knack for writing, but also that I loved doing it. I've been seriously pursuing that passion for several years now. I try to create stories based around deep and believable characters, focusing more on how those characters deal with certain situations and conflicts, rather than the actual conflict, itself. My main claim to fame is science fiction and fantasy, although I've been known to dabble in other genres as well.