I am originally from Salt Lake City, Utah; but now live in San Antonio, Texas. I recently separated from active duty Air Force after 11 years. I am an English major as a student and a speechwriter by trade--writing speeches for Air Force leadership. While speeches are not especially edifying, the profession enables me to write for a living--a luxury only afforded to a select minority. After completing my degree, I intend to use my spare time writing fiction. I have numerous ideas I would like to materialize in the form of novels. My goal is to someday write fiction (or criticism) for a living.
I love to read--especially Russian literature! Dostoevsky is one of my all time favorites. The Brothers Karamazov is my favorite novel. I am also especially fond of Anton Chekhov’s tales and Tolstoy’s short fiction. Non-Russian favorites of mine include: Flaubert’s Madame Bovary; Zola’s Germinal and L’Assommoir (it is difficult to pick a favorite); and the brazen wit of Christopher Hitchens.
Some other interests of mine include playing and collecting board games (probably goes without saying on BGG); much to my wife’s chagrin, I’ve amassed a collection of over 400. I enjoy drawing and graphic design. I love good films as much as I enjoy a great read. And when circumstances permit, I like to indulge in a fine bourbon or scotch.