Work

I've had a twelve year career at Los Alamos National Laboratory. I am a competent project manager who can deliver on time and on budget as well as an experienced Java and front-end developer. I am now seeking a work-from-home opportunity. I have just returned from an adventuresome sabbatical recharged and am looking forward to creating great things with a team again.

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Writing

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The air is running out. Her husband isn’t responding…

In the future, instead of buying yachts, wealthy retired couples buy spaceships and launch into the unknown on a one-way adventure. From Earth, it seems a romantic voyage. The reality is much harsher. Those first months, the challenge was simply to stay positive in an isolated and cramped environment. But the crises are mounting and Rosalyn wonders why she is fighting so hard to stay alive.

Because no situation is hopeless.

A 15-minute one-sitting read that will stick with you.

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Published by Etheridge Press

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Our hero, TIGHTASS, has a big meeting in fifty-two minutes, but her tights are not cooperating. Can she travel through Chicago to her meeting without her tights sliding down her legs in front of strangers and the businessmen she is trying to impress. Of course not!

WINNER of the Envie! Magazine non-fiction humor contest for the April 2020 anniversary edition!

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THE RULES OF WRITING takes place at a month-long exclusive writer’s retreat hosted during an unrelenting Minnesota winter at a snow-bound rustic camp. Oliver Iles and eight other aspiring novelists were promised a secluded setting and the attention of Arthur Bainwright, the mysterious recluse and author of the best-selling Zodiac Murder series. The pressure to perform is high as Bainwright’s publisher, Etheridge Press, will select one of the retreat's novels for publication.

The freezing winter conditions, solitude, and competition are daunting enough, but when Arthur Bainwright fails to arrive and disturbing pranks related to his occult murder series start happening, the twelve people at the camp become unnerved. Why were they chosen for the retreat and are the Zodiac novels a grimoire encoding a mystical shortcut to productivity and success? Rather than admit that they are in the midst of a harmful plot, the writers stubbornly refuse to abandon what they figure is their last shot at getting published.

Manuscript completed. Seeking a literary agent.

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As sing the old, SO PIPE THE YOUNG

Until three weeks ago, Annabelle Granger was a robotics engineer working on automated surgical arms, one of the most gyroscopically advanced technologies in the world. Her husband, the inimitable Dr. Paul Granger, management consultant, traveled constantly to boost his billable hours. They were living the yuppie dream in the Detroit suburbs. That is until her five-year-old son, Heath, was traumatized. It spurred their move to someplace rural, to someplace authentic, to someplace without dead bodies in the after school program. They chose Box Elder, Colorado, a primarily hispanic farming valley.

Now Annabelle is building an Instagram brand, remaking herself as a bellwether warning of the ills of suburbia and the joys of homesteading. But her new community is not what it seems.

While Annabelle stages the perfect photo of a homemade loaf of herb bread for her Instagram followers, a teen girl goes missing, her husband is implicated, and her son prepares to move from a preoccupation with death to murder. Can Annabelle set right the dark that has moved into this community before she becomes its next victim?

Manuscript completed. Seeking a literary agent.

Sailing

I sailed over 5000NM on the forty-foot steel sailboat the S/V Red Herring. The adventure was recorded at svredherring.com and on Twitter. The highlights:

  • We covered 32 degrees of latitude from winter in Canada to summer in Mexico
  • We circumnavigated Vancouver Island
  • We sailed the Pacific Northwest's Inside Passage in the wintertime
  • We took the offshore route down the coast of the US, dodging container and cruise ships instead of crabpots and kayakers
  • We sailed the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Mexico