I am a writer. Mostly, I write gay romance – frequently with an element of the supernatural, fantastical or futuristic.
This website is where I talk about writing, reading, my books, and occasionally other things. If you’re interested in my stories or my musings, welcome!
It all began when I learned to decipher the alphabet. I soon found that the world was full of wonderful stories – but not all of the tales I wanted to read were being told. In self-defense, I began to write, and haven’t stopped since.
In what little time my busy schedule of reading and writing has left me, I’ve worked as a copywriter, a translator, an English teacher, a linguistics tutor, an alibi S.O., a soap maker, a cloakroom attendant, a bartender, and other such things. Only the jobs that involve writing have stuck.
About My Stories
My primary focus is always on the characters. My goal is to create real, interesting and multi-faceted people and develop relationships that ring true… in the context of a world and a story that grab the reader and don’t let go.
I love fiction for its capacity to explore countless different worlds, ask thousands of different variations on what if.
What if time could flow backwards, what if we could travel to alternate universes, what if magic worked, what if gods and demons walked among us? What if telepathy and/or other such powers existed? What if stories were real, and reality just a fiction?
I welcome feedback of all kinds – positive and negative. Since I have long since come to terms with being human, I have no expectation of achieving perfection.
Whatever you’d like to say, I would love to hear from you. You can leave a comment on this site, write me an email, or visit me on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.
If you rate or review my books for other readers, I am enormously grateful for your time and effort, and will absolutely not comment or interfere in any way. I know the difference between feedback and reviews, and will never crash reader discussions or invade a space meant for readers.
Please view my review policy for more about this.
06/10/2015 at 00:11
Just finished reading Still Waters. I read a lot, very fast and in multiple genres. I hesitate to read short stories from Amazon because usually they’re pretty disappointing. They are often full of bad editing, weak characters, and poor or unbelievable plots. Even Scifi/fantasy has to be able to make you believe a setting/plot is possible. A really good short story is difficult to write. It has to be well constructed to achieve greatness with as few words as possible. You succeeded! This is one of the best short stories I’ve read in years. I’ve already used up my reading budget for this month but, you are at the top of the list for next months “to buy” list.
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07/11/2015 at 00:41
Andrew, I’m so sorry for taking this long to answer – I was certain I’d replied to you long ago! Please know that your wonderful feedback was and is very much appreciated. This is the kind of comment that makes a writer’s day, and it’s truly wonderful to hear that Still Waters worked so well for you!
I was thinking just now about why I feel that Still Waters needed to be a short story, despite the fact that there are many things left to say about these characters and their worlds. So why not a longer form? The most interesting aspect of the answer I came up with is that it was in part because of Drakjan, who is too anti-social and impatient with (and detached from) the irrelevant antics of land-dwellers to be drawn into something more involved or committed. A story from his point of view would have lost impact had it been longer, because it could not have been as true to his character.
Thank you, Andrew, for taking the time to let me know how much you enjoyed my story. It means a lot, and I hope you enjoy my other books if you do check them out!