I’m a lifetime reader who loves all genres, especially science fiction, mystery, and fantasy. I have been a high school English teacher, worked in the video game industry, and in educational app development. I even used to fetch coffee for Quentin Tarantino during the production of the film Jackie Brown. I currently produce script coverage for a major Hollywood studio, but I spend my best days at home in Southern California with my wonderful wife and two wonderful children.  Many years ago, I earned an MFA in Creative Writing from San Diego State University.  

The Horoscope Writer – Available now!!

Leo: You’ll step out the door, prepared for a normal day. But you’ll never reach your workplace. You will vanish, without a trace.

Who is The Horoscope Writer? It’s not Bobby Frindley. He’s an ex-Olympic athlete who has fast-talked his way into an entry-level position at a dying newspaper. He’s supposed to be writing horoscopes, but someone has been doing it for him . . .

On his first night on the job, Bobby receives an email with twelve gruesome, highly-detailed horoscopes, along with a chilling ultimatum: print them and one will come true, or ignore them and they all will.

Working with a skeptical co-worker, Bobby investigates the horoscope writer’s true identity, but the closer he gets to the truth, the more the predictions begin to be about him. Has he attracted the attention of a cruel puppeteer? Or is it possible that, like any good horoscope, it’s all in his head?

My first novel, Intergalactic Exterminators, Inc. is available now from Camcat Books!

When Russ Wesley finds an unusual artifact in his grandfather’s collection of rare antiquities, the last thing he expects is for it to draw the attention of a ferocious alien from a distant planet. Equally surprising is the adventurous team of intergalactic exterminators dispatched to deal with the threat. The exterminators specialize in “ecosystem preservation”— a thankless job that involves hunting down alien predators of all shapes and sizes. They’re so impressed with Russ’s marksmanship that they insist he join their squad . . . whether he wants to or not. 

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Hey! Look what happened! I won the Audie award for best audiobook of 2023 in the category of science fiction. I’m honored and thankful for the recognition.

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This is my blog, Tick Talk. As my novel release grows closer, I will be occasionally writing about things that interest me. I hope to take a closer look at popular culture, searching for unexpected depth just beneath the surface.