I have a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, and spent ten years as a college professor. I currently work as the director of research and analytics for a series of mental health and addiction treatment facilities. Additionally, I'm a certified hypnotherapist, using my powers of mind control to help other authors.
I'm also the founder and director of the Klingon Language Institute, which has been a very wild ride. More recently, I began a speculative fiction small press, Paper Golem, aimed at serving the niche of up-and-coming new writers as well as providing a market for novellas.
In 2007, I was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer; in 2010 I received a Hugo nomination for best short story; in 2013 I garnered a Nebula nomination for best novella. In fiction I'm probably most known for the series of stories, novelettes, and novels about the Amazing Conroy and his buffalo dog companion, Reggie.
I live near Philadelphia with my wife, Valerie, who is neither a psychologist nor a Klingon speaker.
If you add me, you'll go into my Unknown Follower circle until I hear from you with some idea which of the above (and it can be more than one) you're better suited to.