About me

I was born and raised in South Charleston, WV.  A backward hillbilly (even city boys in WV are a little backward back before the internet and cable TV) that had his eyes opened after attending the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.  Afterward, I went straight to pilot training and on to a career in the Air Force.  I've been a military pilot my entire adult life, the first12.5 years active duty Air Force and the rest in the Air Force Reserve.  I fly the KC-135 Stratotanker, an air refueler.  I've been lucky enough to travel all over the world, but there are still a lot of places I'd like to visit.


I've been married to my best friend for more than twenty years, and we've spawned four precocious children that keep us busy.  We've been living in Indiana since 1999.


I have a B.S. in Economics, and in June of 2015 I finished my MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. I've been doing stories in my head for years and finally decided to start writing them down and fleshing them out.  Second best decision I ever made, after marrying my wife. (Wife faction ++) It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up.


I've been writing in earnest since 2008, and have two completed novels, but I haven't published anything yet. I'm holding out for a legacy publishing deal and diligently seeking an agent. I'm working on several other novel length stories and a few shorter pieces.

When I'm not writing, I am probably checking my Twitter feed or facebook or listening to music or reading a blog.  I also love to read science fiction or paranormal romance. I draw in pencil and pastel chalk and enjoy a good poker game.

To contact me directly email me at todd at firefliesandlaserbeams dot com.