Where have I been? It seems like a legitimate question, especially since my last blog post was written and published on Dec 31, 2020 (wow, that seems like a long time ago). So what has happened since the end of 2020? Well, there’s a lengthy answer to that question, and I won’t dive into too much detail right now. Suffice it to say, life looks much different than it did at the end of 2020 – don’t worry, it’s been a mixture of good and bad, with mostly good over the past few months. After eight-and-a-half years, I left my position at Madwire and started a new job in November 2021 for a data management software company called TimeXtender, based out of Denmark. I was able to go to Denmark for a company retreat last month, and it was a blast.
On the writing side, I’m still working away (slowly) on several projects, including a few comic book stories, a collection of short stories, and the second book in the Children of Light series. This blog post is being written on my new Chromebook laptop, so I no longer have the excuse of blaming my old Macbook for not being fast or friendly enough to be conducive to writing. So, for those of you waiting for new things from me, it shouldn’t be too much longer now!
As for hobbies, I’m still playing Dungeons & Dragons, and am in the midst of a campaign as a player, which I haven’t done since high school. My good friend Mikey is our DM, and he’s been doing a fantastic job of telling the story and leading us through the campaign. I also rediscovered, in the past couple of years, my love of Magic: The Gathering, the infamous collectible trading card game. I still had all of my old cards from middle school and high school, and I’ve loved buying new packs and sets as they’ve been released by Wizards of the Coast over the past few years and playing games with friends.
Finally, with the beginning of the comic book convention season now upon us, I’m looking forward to my first show of year, which will be next week at Wicked West Comic Expo in Loveland! My friend Todd Jones is the coordinator of the show, and this will be the second year he’s put on the local con, which is sure to feature a bevy of talented artists, writers, cosplayers, fabricators, and more! Be sure to come check it out April 15th and 16th. If you do, stop by my table to buy some books or just say hello.
That’s it for now. I hope you all have a wonderful spring and I look forward to seeing you all very soon!