I was born and grew-up in Duluth, Minnesota where I received my BA Degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. It was also during that time that I received my black belt in Tae Kwon Do from the Karate North schools. The ironic thing was, in college I avoided writing classes like the plague and took only the two classes that were required. After college, I moved down to the Twin Cities of Minnesota and began my career as a computer programmer. My current title is Senior Software Engineer, UNIX Development Lead.
My greatest influence in writing comes from the old black-and-white monster movies. They had no great special effects as exist today and had to have a good story line. Though many may find those old movies a bit campy, I still enjoy them to this day.