I'm a fiction writer, screenwriter, and freelance literary critic and interviewer. My ability to tackle diverse topics and genres come from an equally diverse life: accomplished classical musician, computer and network forensics investigator, US Army combat veteran with two tours in Iraq, counterintelligence special agent, HUMINT officer, and diplomat (defense attaché in Bolivia and security attaché in Guatemala). In 2021, I left my role as a senior defense intelligence and security expert to focus on my passion for writing full-time.
I'm drawn to stories that focus on the evolution and impact of historical, contemporary, and emerging international geopolitical issues on society. Most recently, I worked as a freelance contributor for Publishers Weekly and the interviews editor for The Coachella Review. My writing has also been featured in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Thought Catalog, and Sein Werden. I hold an MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of California at Riverside, Palm Desert and was selected as a 2021-2022 National Book Critics Circle Emerging Critic Fellow.