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I tell stories. I'm not a writer. That's secondary. I tell stories, and I can tell them in may forms. Sure, mainly I write prose fiction, novels and short stories, but I could have made movies, or computer games, or shoot photo-cartoons using action figures (and in fact, I've done all those things too.) It's all storytelling to me.
I am fascinated by the world around me. I love science, technology, and the way they fit in with the world of people and emotions,
In particular, I have, since I was in infant, been fascinated by space exploration, and I'm a keen observer and commentator of those efforts to this day. I hoped I'd live to see us land on Mars. Now I'm just hoping my grand-kids might see it, or something as profound.
But I see signs of the long log-jam breaking, of new light that might get us off this lovely little ball of rock that we take for granted as our eternal home, and that excites me.
Science, tech, and the human equation, those things are frequently the subjects of my stories, but not always. I love characters: the quirky, twisted, fascinating possibilities of human existence. Give me a couple good characters in an interesting setting, and I can run all day without a Big Idea in sight.
I can be cynical, and I am always sarcastic, but I still believe in the future. I still believe in truth, justice, and the American ideal. I believe we can be better than we are. I believe someday we will be. I believe in heroes, because they remind us what we could be, if we only tried a little harder.
My wife, Christina F. York tells stories too. She's written science fiction, fantasy, and romance, but these days she mostly writes mysteries under the names Christy Evans and Christy Fifield, with the second book in her cozy mystery novel series about to hit print.
Two writers, several cats, and a house by the sea. Now that's an adventure. Let me tell you the story...
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