I was born in the Midwest and raised in beautiful Colorado. My parents, both avid readers, instilled a love for books at an early age. My 3rd and 4th-grade teacher, Mrs. Watson, encouraged my passion for writing.

Cyber Dawn includes many of my experiences as a childhood cancer survivor and amputee. Like Ben, I was diagnosed with cancer and had my right leg amputated when I was 11 years old. The nearly-sudden appearance of a golf-ball-sized tumor in my right knee always seemed suspicious. And while I have no evidence of foul play, that suspicion (and my love for science fiction) helped form the story behind Cyber Dawn.

I live in Colorado with my wife, two children, and Penny, our Labrador Retriever.