I am a contemplative, writer and software developer and I live in Northern California. I have written scientific and technical articles, published six novels, and my poetry has appeared in two anthologies. I received my B.A. in Natural Science and Mathematics from Bennington College, and my Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Case Western Reserve University. I taught at Hampshire College from 1989 through 1999, as Assistant and Associate Professor of Biology. I started a consulting business to assist non-profits in web development projects in 1997. I currently help to build websites for nonprofit organizations.
I have been writing science fiction since 2006, and have been an avid reader and fan of science fiction since I started to read. Since I have been both a scientist and a technologist by trade, and as a polymath, my interests span a wide range of topics, including science, technology, history, culture, politics, race, gender, sexuality, philosophy, spirituality, and religion.
I am a long-time practitioner of contemplative spirituality, both in Buddhist and Christian traditions, and I have a deep interest in contemplative and healing rituals and practices from all traditions. I have a Certificate of Theological Studies from Pacific School of Religion.