I grew up in Redwood City, CA. Went to college at the College of San Mateo, majoring in Film. Transferred to San Francisco State University where I graduated in 2003 with a Bachelors Degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. In the fall of 2005, I married my wife Carey. I now live in the Portland metro area of Oregon and have three kids, Cece, Heather and John Curtis. Aside from writing I spend my time with video games, poker and reading.