The Starbird

Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, my family moved to Wesson, Mississippi when I was 9 years old. I graduated Wesson High School in 1988 and went to Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, where I majored in English. I didn't get my Associates Degree at the time but I have gotten it since. I went to the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg for a year and dropped out. After a couple of failed attempts at graphic design schools, I started Southern New Hampshire University for a degree in creative writing. Still working on that.

I started writing when I was about 11 or 12 years old. The first story I wrote was called The Horror of Darkon. I gave to a friend to type for me since it was hand-written. He moved that summer and I never saw him or the story again. Writing has been a big part of my life since then, and drawing has been a minor part. I illustrated my early stories but later I only did illustrations related to the stories, not within the stories themselves.

I really enjoy reading and read primarily science fiction and fantasy. I like to draw and sketch and have painted a little. I also enjoy photography and have done mostly landscapes. I have also written some short fiction that I'm looking to publish, though getting a book published has been a dream for a long time. I would also like to get involved in publishing as an proofreader and/or editor.

I love music from the 80s, as that's what I grew up with and I like Celtic music. And I enjoy tv theme songs, especially sci-fi tv. Weird, but that's me. I like languages and there are several that I'd like to learn. I'm a geek and I like word origins. I'm a bit of an Anglophile and I like all things UK. I also like Renaissance Fairs and sci-fi conventions. Anything with costuming. Halloween is my favorite holiday.
I enjoy cooking and I like trying new things in the kitchen. Don't really care for sports but I like to be outside if the weather's nice. My idea of nice is cloudy days with temperatures between 40 and 70 degrees. I enjoy bicycling and hiking.

Troy Star
The Aquarius Coin
Doctor Who
The Challengers