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 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.