What I’m doing now.

(This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.)

Updated February 3, 2024 from Springfield, Oregon.


I’m working on Lyssa’s Vengeance, tenth novel in the Sentience Wars series in Aeon 14 with M.D. Cooper.

I’ve also been brainstorming with Jeffery H. Haskell on a series in his Grimm’s War saga and I’m excited about that progress.


I’m in the middle of a project to update about 3000 university housing doors to wireless access.

I’m a year into this project now, and it’s very much a matter of the details of tech. It’s one thing to go to a trade show and see a curated demonstration of something. It’s another problem to make that technology work 24/7 for residents. It’s been a huge learning curve for me. The project takes more time than I would like, but has been really gratifying so far.


We had an ice storm in the middle of January and lost power for 7 days. My 83 year-old mom needed to stay with us and we ran off a generator and lived in one room most of the time. When the temperatures rose, a pipe burst in my mom’s house and flooded it.

My mom is staying with us now as I navigate the insurance claim for her house and future repairs. Her dementia is more progressed than anyone realized, and we needed to find her a caregiver. I’m building her a studio apartment in our back yard. We’re all learning to adjust to this new normal. Living with a 5 year old and an 83 year-old, alongside other health issues in the family, has been challenging. I often wonder what else can go wrong, but I have many great things in my life to be grateful for. This is the time we’re living in.