I have considered myself a writer since I was 12. Though I've yet to have a science fiction story accepted for publication, my plays have been produced around the United States, and my non-fiction has appeared in print and online. In the late 1990s, for example, I reviewed science fiction magazines for Tangent Online. The documentary film, Shades of Gray, which I co-wrote and co-produced, has won several awards and is in distribution. I studied the writing and literature of science fiction with James Gunn, at the University of Kansas, where I earned a doctorate in Theatre and Film.