I grew up in the woods of Ohio, where most of my stories take place. I've been a fantasy reader since my grandfather gave me my first bag of novels when I was a kid. Now I'm writing my own bag of novels. I wrote for Law & Order: SVU, and was the researcher for seventy-four episodes, before becoming Director of UCLA School of TFT’s Professional Programs. I live in Southern California with my wife, kids, dog, cat, mice, and guinea pigs.