I’ve been writing for video games, animated television, major corporations and my own publishing company for the better part of 25 years. I’ve found success in science fiction, comics, fantasy, games, romance, comedy, LitRPG and even a little non-fiction here and there. I will publish my 100th title in 2018.
Both my parents were award winning television and newspaper journalists in Denver and Los Angeles, so it isn’t surprising I ended up a writer. Between us, my parents and I have four college degrees, all related to writing or journalism. I broke my first statewide story in 10th grade and graduated the California State university with a degree in English Education. I believe there’s never been a better time in human history to be a writer.
As all of you know, if an Irishman isn’t out starting fights, he’s headed home to write poems about them, so don’t be surprised if you find editorial here and there about technology, education, politics, the entertainment industry, video games or various other topics. While doing battle with the Committee, I will frequently publish opinion pieces and works of journalism. I also write useful instructional articles from time to time to help my fellow writers and web developers achieve greater success.
As a result of my attempts to license the Sailor Moon® characters in 1999, I became a marketing consultant for DIC Entertainment working for three-time Emmy® Award winning producer Andy Heyward, who I later interviewed for my book The Incredible Untold Story of Sailor Moon.
Not long after, my career shifted to comics and publishing with my first print title LadyStar: Relic of Battle in 2003 and my first webcomic LadyStar: Fury of the Venom Legion in 2008. I established the largest English-language webcomic association in the world with more than 115 sites and more than 70,000 readers a day in 2010. My LadyStar comics were our flagship titles and helped me build an audience of more than 250,000 readers.
In 2011, I put together the team that would eventually become the largest and most successful animation studio for PC and mobile interactive developers. Along with my top talent, I established the producer-driven model in the independent game industry. We had a bullpen of more than 40 artists on four continents, delivered 1000+ projects to clients and produced more than 40 commercial game and comic titles with in excess of 880,000 unit sales and retail revenues in north of five million dollars. My team’s largest project delivered more than 3000 original color illustrations to a single client in less than 11 months.
Also in 2011, I published my first novel, LadyStar: The Dreamspeaker, which remained my best-selling work for more than three years. Since then, I’ve written seven additional novel-length works and more than 80 other books in science fiction, fantasy, comics, games, romance, LitRPG and non-fiction. I have readers in nine countries. I started my own online bookstore in 2015.
My current projects are the Starships at War and Starship Special Forces military science fiction series featuring the adventures of Captain Jason Hunter and the Bandit Jacks, the LadyStar™ fantasy adventure series featuring the adventures of Jessica Halloran and the Ajan Warriors, and the Kings and Conquests LitRPG series, featuring the virtual adventures of Jordan Hall and the No-Name Games Guild. I’m also developing a course for authors and entrepreneurs called Million Dollar Artist™.
My eighth full-length novel Fleet Commander Recon was released on August 23, 2018.