"Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests." ~ S.T. Coleridge
I can think of no better quote to summarize the crucial understanding that can be found in a literary exploration of history, and so one of my favorite poets best captures my calling toward historical fiction. Literature and history are entwined, and it is through one that we come to understand the latter, and in so doing, we understand ourselves.
That is why I write. To understand. To discover. To inspire readers to embark on the same experience, but through their own eyes.
I have been many things in my life thus far: a scientist, a musician, a martial artist...but though I still share many of the passions of my youth, only writing and education have defined me to myself. Welcome to my site; I hope you enjoy the works you find here. Some of my short fiction is available to read free-of-charge online, as are many of the blogs I've written over the years. My books are available for purchase by following the links on this site.
I'm working on many pieces of varying length at present, and am in different stages of production for each piece. Some of my projects include:
The Coven of Essex: A Novel
31 Stories in 31 Days: A Flash Fiction Collection
Out of the Sea: A Collection of Short Fiction Inspired by the Sea and its Folklore