I grew up in Hawaii, and if you've seen "Wonder Years"--yeah, that was my life. Doing the early mall-rat, hanging out and exploring old Hawaiian temples and fish-ponds. I never liked the beach, but maybe it's because Hawaii has mountains like Chinese picture scrolls, all tall and knife-edged with staircases carved into the rock face. I remember climbing the Koolau Staircase straight up to the top, pushing through the scrub and wild thimbleberries. The air smelled like forever, and hell--I wanted to stay up there forever, letting the wind blow away my thoughts and soaking up the sun like a lizard. My mom used to throw me outside and lock the door, "Get some fresh air," she'd say. So, I'd sit on the porch and read--I've always loved books. I went to England to visit Robin Hood and Sir Percy, and to Witch World to see Joisan. I can still recite the passage in Captain Blood, where Peter's just been rejected by Arabella and thinks about locking her in his cabin, and having his wicked way with her. About the time my kids grew up, I started writing seriously and finished a book loosely based on a subject that has always fascinated me, the Hawaiian Inter-Island Geothermal linkage. Of course, I added Jen and Keegan, eco-terrorists, and DalCon. The reviews were good, but I wasn't happy. I wanted more. I began studying, and somewhere between the transformational character arc and Poetics Today discovered a calling. If you like my craft of writing stuff, tell a friend. If you don't like it...tell me. Thanks for checking me out.