I grew up in rural central Pennsylvania. An avid reader, I devoured classic mysteries and the masters of science fiction, submitting my first short story, handwritten on lined school paper, to Isaac Asimov’s magazine when I was still a youngster. It was kindly rejected.
Years later, I attended Penn State University and Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, graduating with both my bachelors and medical degree in 6 short years. After internship and residency, I returned to central Pennsylvania. I spent the last decade as a federal physician, caring for America’s veterans and deploying to disasters like Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, and Gustav. Throughout my medical career, I absorbed the storied lives of my patients – wonderful, strange, and heartbreaking – knowing that someday, I would return to writing. Type & Cross debuted April, 2016. Storm Shelter arrived June 2017. Blood Type X was released April, 2019.
Want to read all about my rookie mistake or hear my best pieces of advice for young writers? Read my interview with fellow thriller writer Elena Hartwell here.