I’m a 26 year old law student, and I spend as much of my free time as I can writing, mostly in the fantasy and science fiction genre (my dad gets annoyed sometimes and asks me to “write things that he can read”). I’ve been reading since I can remember, and I first stumbled onto fantasy with the Redwall Series, which I devoured throughout my childhood. I always wanted to write, and dabbled with writing as a child, but stopped the moment I discovered girls. I didn’t start again until my undergrad at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where I studied Literature. I mostly wrote poetry, but dabbled in fiction. After I graduated, I traveled a lot, and started writing again in my free time. Since then, I’ve never really stopped.
I enjoy writing and reading short stories the most, and currently have a subscription to F & SF. Last year, I had Asimov’s, but as my tastes move towards the fiction side of SF, some of the hard stuff there didn’t suit me. My favorite novel is probably Catch 22, though The Giver and The Chocolate War are close behind. If I had to choose a favorite author, I’d probably go with Kurt Vonnegut.
I have played college football, lived in New Zealand for a year, and traveled around the US with a backpack. Outside of writing, I’m a third year law student at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Once I graduate, I’m looking into pursuing a career in non-profit work, which would include government and public interest groups, but ideally would end up in some sort of organization that helps to represent the underrepresented in civil court. However, in this economy, I’ll be taking whatever job I can come across, thanks to the roughly $2.3 million in law school debt I have accumulated.