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Hi. So, you'd like to know a little about me. Sure, why not. I was born in 1970 in
Stevens Point, a small town of approximately twenty thousand in the middle of Wisconsin, where I lived for the first
twenty-plus years of my life. After graduating high school,
I went to college at the local university, the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.
I majored in Mathematics and Computer Information Systems. After graduating, I decided
it was time to try someplace different, so I left the lush forests and farm lands behind,
and moved to the desert. There, I attended Arizona State University in Tempe,
receiving my Masters degree in Computer Science.
After graduating, I worked for
several different startups during the Internet Bubble years, none of which worked out.
After working for others, I decided to strike out on
my own. To be completely honest, it probably wasn't such
a conscious decision as it was more of a decision of survival, which I'm very glad
for as I watch the unemployment rate creep steadily higher. So, I now currently
run my own one man show, traveling the country as a corporate trainer teaching various
computer related classes.
As a corporate trainer, I travel quite extensively throughout the United
States, and as such, I spend a lot of time in airports, on airplanes, and in
other cities. To help pass the time while on the road and during my off weeks between
trips, I decided to write a book. For the past several years I had many different ideas
floating around in my head for a novel and kept telling my friends that someday I
was going to write a book. Finally I said it was time to stop saying what I was going
to do and finally do it.
Thus, two years ago I began writing Assassins Game. It
has been a long journey, and if I had known it was going to take this long, I might not
have started. But now that I am nearly at the end of my journey, I'm glad I did it. My
hope now is that people will enjoy the book, and that this book will be just the beginning of
my writing career, as I have many other stories running around in my head that want to
be let out.