I've been writing speculative fiction since 1995. I sold my first stories in 1998, attended the Clarion writers' workshop in 1999, and have been slowly chugging away since then.
Although I started out writing short stories, I've been trying my hand at novels lately. Jade Tiger, my first book, is a contemporary action-adventure kungfu romance (with tigers!) and will be released in October, 2006, by Juno Books.
I've lived in various places—Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, and upstate New York—but now make my home in Los Angeles. It's a sun-bleached desert city of freaks, and I absolutely love it. When I'm not writing or at work, I'm studying martial arts, playing strategy games, or sitting in traffic.