The words incorrigible verbarian have described me since I won my first writing contest in the second grade. As an ex-paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division (which happened quite some time later, I should add), I tend to write stories that are as gritty as a grunt’s pile of three-week-old field gear. Coincidentally, my debut novel falls into the military science fiction genre. Contract of Defiance is the first book in the Spectras Arise Trilogy and was released to acclaim in Spring 2012. Contract of Betrayal, the trilogy’s second book, came out in February 2013, and the third novel, Contract of War, in July 2014. A few of my short stories are published in small horror and literary magazines. When not hunched like a Morlock over my writing desk, I also hunch over my editing desk (same desk, actually) as a freelance editor at Inspired Ink Editing.