Born in North Carolina in 1972, I learned to love the outdoors thanks to trips with my dad to Mt. Pilot. I wrote my first short story when I was ten. I've been striving to find a way to merge exploration of the natural world with writing ever since. A magpie at heart, I fell in love with the interdisciplinary science of archaeology and am now the Director of Publications for the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) where I publish books and a quarterly journal.
Beyond Wisconsin is my first novel, and combines stories from Wisconsin folklore with the mysterious appearance of a new island in Lake Michigan. My second novel, Psychonautica, tells the story of how Pythagoras and his family escape Italy and flee to Libya only to conjure Jason and the Argonauts through a mathematical error. Joining forces, they fight to stop Cambyses and his army of the undead from conquering the Greek world. It's the first example of stonepunk speculative fiction.
I've camped in 47 states and escaped death in three of them.
I play electric and acoustic guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums. I also sing (sometimes accompanied by my daughter). Click the link below to listen to the songs I'm working on.