Born and raised in Huntington Beach, CA, I've had a good life. My wife
jokes that I came from the Leave it to Beaver family
because we're just too perfect even in adulthood. I don't know
about that, but I do know I've been tremendously blessed. I'm
fairly active and a bit of a health nut but not too much.
Craft beer and fly fishing are my primary pursuits now that I'm
My long-time best
friend died in 2012 of complications from MS. His name was Brett
Foss. I named the Brandon character after him, but in reality
Brandon is probably much more like me than Brett. Then again,
not so much like either of us. Brett would make a great
character in a story because he was such a character in real
I am definitely a
character-driven fiction writer as opposed to a plot-driven one.
The characters, once let loose on my keyboard, end up taking
over and doing their own thing. It kind of bugs me. Sure, I have
a story idea when I start. But once the characters become
self-aware (and that usually happens pretty early on) I can't
control them anymore and the story does it's own thing. I'm
starting to think maybe that's the only way to get a real story.
Maybe we creative writers aren't all that creative after all.
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