The last thing I want to do is bore people with a long-winded biography that noone really cares about. So I’ll cut right to the chase:
I grew up on a steady diet of horror movies and fiction, and so it was no surprise that it quickly became a life-encompassing passion. In less sensitive times, my fourth grade creative writing assignments were almost exclusively Friday the 13th and Halloween slices of fanfic in which Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers brutally murdered my classmates.
Thankfully, this didn’t lead to enrollment in a child rehabilitation program, as my teachers were cognizant enough to appreciate it as a creative expression (granted, a somewhat macabre one).
My writing continued throughout my academic career and it was no surprise to friends/family that my aspirations were to write horror fiction. Feral represents my first novel, and was written piecemeal over the course of four turbulent years of job changes, crashing computers and the purchase/total renovation of a new house.
My next one (which I’m currently writing) won’t take nearly as long to see the light of day.
You can also catch me on Dread Central’s Dinner for Fiends podcast, in which I wax nonsensical with four fellow compatriots in horror on a rather infrequent, but regularly vulgar, basis.