I was born and raised in NY state. Its upstate areas are extremely beautiful to me with its wonderous mountains and landscapes. The 'natural world' seemed to nearly call my name and has been tugging at me ever since I can recall.
As far as writing is concerned, I have to say that my older brother (I refer to as 'Swan') has been one of my biggest influences. He really jump-started me by introducing me to comic books (first "Wild West" types; then the "Super Hero" type). My mind was filled with amazing imagery. At the time though, the release was expressed primarily through drawing.
It would take almost eighteen years before I put pen-to-paper with the intention of committing my thoughts to an almost 'eerie' hum of the pc. After that, it was time for me; as if a dam had broken.
So, here I am...