Although I am not a published fiction author, I have over twenty years experience in non-fiction with over 85 books published. The majority are very high end technology/market assessments on topics that include energy storage, nanotechnology, virtual reality, and commodity and specialty chemicals. For instance, a recent publication was "Portable Battery Powered Products: Global Markets," published by BCC Research. A list of my non-fiction publications is available upon request. Much of my work has been published by BCC Research or their predecessor Business Communications Co. This publisher has sold over $3 million of my books and newsletters. I include this non-fiction background to show that I have well-established writing ability and to establish my bone fides to write about realistic high tech in my fictional work.
I have also written four science fiction-themed role playing games. "Superhero 2044" was the very first comic book superhero RPG and was published by Gamescience in the mid Seventies. "Nuclear Survivors" was a post nuclear war RPG also published by Gamescience. "Slasher Flick" was a horror movie parody published by Steve Jackson Games in 1983. Finally, "Strange World" was an early Nineties text-based on-line (Videotex) game hosted by U.S. Videotel. "Strange Worlds" was USV's number one offering for nine months. My relationship with U.S. Videotel was an "independent information provider" and I retain all rights to the product. I mention this to show that the concept behind my two novels has an established track record.
My background includes analytical chemistry, technical journalism, quality assurance manager on an International Space Station life support system development and testing program, information technology project manager, and volunteer zookeeper. I am currently employed by a financial services company as a senior marketing business analysis.