I am an actual native of
California, living most of my life in and around what is now known as
Silicon Valley. I served in the Air Force during the Vietnam mess, but was
safely behind a desk in the Philippines and suffered only a few nasty
paper cuts while planeloads of the wounded arrived daily at the base
hospital. My varied hobbies include digital photography, cursing at
computers and (gasp!) target shooting. I am a hopeless ‘gear head.’
I have started writing
rather late in life, asking myself "How hard could it be?"
I have found out that it is very hard indeed. My main failing is a lack of
patience with filling in the many details that flesh out characters and
settings; I think the reader’s imagination does a better job of that
I always welcome comments
and critical words, anything short of actual death threats, that is.