Way back in 1990, I answered a teeny little ad in the back of Writers Digest magazine, an open call for a new series of novels in a fantasy setting called the Forgotten Realms. I called the number given, talked to managing editor Mary Kirchoff, and bought all the novels and game products she recommended. Back then, there weren’t many. I read the contents of the Old Gray Boxed Set several times and fell in love with Ed Greenwood’s world. Two novels in particular, The Crystal Shard (R.A. Salvatore) and Azure Bonds (Jeff Grubb and Kate Novak), made me want to play in this sandbox. So I wrote the proposal for what became Elfshadow, my first published book.
I’ve been married to my long-suffering high school sweetheart for over three decades. We have two adult sons and one terrific daughter-in-law.