I'm a writer and artist living in the American Southwest. For the last sixteen years, I've been lucky enough to make most of my living in creative industries as diverse as commercial analog and digital art, bookbinding, jewelry-making, and film cell retouching for a major theme park company.
I've always told stories to entertain myself and friends, but I didn't start writing with intent-to-publish until 1987. My first novel was insipid, my second awkward, and my third made my beta reader beg, "Stop before you write any more of the worst sex scenes I've ever read!" She prescribed some notable writers in the erotica field, an apprenticeship in fanfiction, and a better word processor. A few years later I sold an original urban fantasy short story to an obscure but well-received anthology.
I've been inspired by the fiction of Tanith Lee, Storm Constantine, Samuel R. Delany, Jo Clayton, Andre Norton, Diane Duane, and Lynn Flewelling, among many other pioneers who brought alternate sexualities to the mainly heterosexual world of science fiction and fantasy.