I began writing fiction in 1996. Since then, I've published a couple of science fiction novels, a medical thriller, and the occasional short story.
My medical thrillers follow the exploits of Dr. Peyton McKean, whom I like to bill as “The Greatest Mind Since Sherlock Holmes.” A biotechnology researcher and DNA evidence sleuth, McKean is not only one of the most brilliant minds of our times, but a born adventurer who can match daring-do with James Bond.
McKean's first adventure was chronicled in The Jihad Virus. I've got a number of additional stories in the Peyton McKean series under development.
My science fiction novels grow out of my love of animals, living and extinct. Dinosaur Wars and its sequel, Dinosaur Wars: Counterattack, follow two young lovers, Chase Armstrong, a Yellowstone Park wildlife biologist, and Kit Daniels, a Montana cattle rancher's daughter and fossil digger, who face an invasion of prehistoric beasts in the mountain heartland of America.
I studied fiction writing at the University of Washington and was awarded certificates in both Literary and Commercial Fiction. My novels and short stories have been finalist entries five times in the Pacific Northwest Writers Competition. The Jihad Virus took third prize in that event in 2003 and a short story, "Earth Rover," took the same prize in 2005.
I am an active professional member of the Mystery Writers of America.