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Author

Wrote RuneCraft, the first book in a trilogy of high fantasy novels that explores deep, metaphysical themes. The story revolves around Peter Uriel, who, after making his transition, is sent to another world to save them from utter ruination. Here they have waited a thousand years for the Destroyer, some in anticipation of being brought to light, others in fear of being enveloped by darkness. But can Uriel master his chosen Path, traversing the chasm between white and black magic?

RuneQuest (Book II) is in proces and RuneMaster (Book III) is forthcoming. Volume I (which is planned) takes place about 1000 years before the current story. Volume III (which is also planned) resumes the story shortly after the conclusion of Volume II. The entire first book is online if you would like to read it.

I have also created an online applet in JavaScript called Fantasy Names that allows you to generate random names for use in writing fantasy and/or science fiction works. By entering various constants and variables, you can construct specific patterns of names to choose from.

Coach

Former head coach of the women's soccer team at College of DuPage. Named Division III N4C, Region IV, and District D Coach of the Year for 2003. National Coach of the Year Finalist. Directed the 2003 Chaparrals to 1st Place (tied) N4C, Region IV Championship, District D Championship, and 4th in the National Championship Tournament.

Cook

Enjoy making traditional southern Italian dishes, soups (Italian Wedding, Minestrone), and desserts (biscotti, taralli) the best. Rachael Ray and Giada De Laurentiis are my favorites. You can find a lot of their recipes at the Food Network.

Musician

Fronted a couple of heavy metal garage bands, the last of which, ZenArcher (which included a couple of other guys from COD), was actually pretty good. Lyricist.

Shooter

Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer, supporter of the 2nd Amendment, member of the NRA, and an avid pistol and clay shooter. I shoot mainly Berettas. My Beretta handguns are a 1994 92FS INOX chambered in 9mm, a 92FS Compact INOX chambered in 9mm, a 92G Brigadier Elite II chambered in 9mm, a VERTEC 92 INOX chambered in 9mm with a LaserMax red laser, a 8000F Cougar INOX chambered in 9mm, a 84 Cheetah Two-Tone chambered in .380ACP, a 950BS Jetfire Inox chambered in .25ACP, a 950BS Jetfire chambered in .25ACP, and a 87 Target chambered in .22LR with a Konus Sightpro-Atomic red/green dot sight. I also have a Sig Sauer P229 Extreme chambered in 9mm, Sig Sauer P938 Extreme chambered in 9mm, Dan Wesson 15-2 revolver chambered in .357 Remington Magnum, a Beretta 687 EELL Diamond Pigeon over and under shotgun chambered for 12 gauge, a Benelli SuperSport semiautomatic shotgun chambered for 12 gauge, a Benelli M4 tactical shotgun chambered for 12 gauge, a Noveske N4 14½" mid length carbine rifle chambered in 5.56mm equipped with an EOTech EXPS2-2 Holographic sight / G33STS 3x Magnifier and Inforce WML, a Noveske N4 18" mid length carbine rifle chambered in 5.56mm equipped with a Leupold VX-R 4-12x Riflescope on a Burris AR-P.E.P.R. mount and a GG&G XDS-2 Tactical Bipod, a Beretta CX4 Storm carbine rifle chambered in 9mm equipped with a Aimpoint PRO optic, and a Sig Sauer 522 SWAT rifle chambered in .22LR equipped with a Burris MTAC 4.5x-14x Riflescope on a Burris AR-P.E.P.R. mount.