Born in Atlanta, raised all over the world, I found my calling as a writer at an early age. I wrote my first song at 12 and my first finished story at 15.

Then the years got in the way.

I was into writing, theater, and music in high school and even went to study music for a semester afterward. But something else pulled at me. Since I was a boy I’d been “playing at soldiers.” I wanted to do something exciting.

I transferred schools a couple of times, took a break to work on commercial boats and have a quarter life crisis, finished my degree, and joined the Marines.

After four years, I stepped out for a moment, pursued a brief whirlwind career in music, and then found myself back in the Marines and off onto more adventures.

Along the way, I met my wife, started a family, traveled some, and began seriously to write.

My music is part of my legacy. So is my career as a Marine and my years both sailing on the sea and diving under it. Now I am entering the final chapter: completing my dream of becoming a full-time writer of fiction.


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