Compelled to write.
Being a functional introvert with a deep creative streak, I’ve always found writing to be my favorite method of communicating. Sometimes I have a beard.
I lives and work on a 5-acre hobby farm in southern Minnesota where my wife and I experiment with permaculture and organic gardening.
I was born in Jacksonville, Florida a while ago. My parents and I moved to Minnesota when I was young. (My mom was a Minnesota native of good Scandinavian stock.)
I grew up in Annandale, Minnesota. At that time, it was a quiet lake and farm community of about 1,500 people. My first real job was at the Annandale Veterinary Clinic. My second real job was at the haunted Thayer Hotel. And my third job was at the Annandale Dairy Queen.
I was a child of the 1980s, complete with Atari games, He Man, and Indiana Jones.
I attended North Central Bible College briefly before completing my undergraduate degree in Creative Writing at St. Cloud State University.
My latest novel is set in Annandale in the year 1888. It is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit, and a love letter to my hometown.