I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. I grew up on a steady diet of baseball and Nintendo. I started reading books more prolifically in middle school starting with Stephen King's 'Christine'. I was hooked, and the spiral into darkness began.
I wrote several short stories in high school, detailing my adventures with my friends, that looking back now at my old notebooks are downright comical. Maybe one day I can re-write them as an adult.
I have worked many jobs in my life, mostly in sales or a sales related field. Everything from large well known corporations to small start ups in San Francisco. I have a wide experience in corporate jobs, and I've hated them all....
Writing has always been my passion, and the hard work put in to get to this point has been well worth it.
My biggest influences are my parents (Dad always supportive and proud, Mom always buying me the next Stephen King book), President John F. Kennedy (my hero), Stephen King, Metallica (best band ever!), Clint Eastwood, Sergio Leone, and of course GAME OF THRONES!
I now live in the golden foothills of California, far from the Bay Area, but close to the debauchery of Reno and Tahoe. My stalwart German Sheppard Kale, patrols my house, trying to kill anyone that comes close to the front door......much to the delight of delivery drivers and my neighbors love his early morning boofs.
I am always either reading a book or listening to an audio book in the car, and as Stephen King says, "You have to read a lot in order to write."
Pretty much any Clint Eastwood western (Unforgiven and GBU are tops)
Halloween (the entire franchise)
Historical pieces like: Glory, The Last Samurai, The Last of the Mohicans, Braveheart, etc....
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Now go buy my book, so I can write more!