I spent the next few years goofing off, playing really bad volleyball, and working my way through the SF section at my local public library. Then I went off to Fordham University to major in math and minor in computer science. Then I decided that undergrad school wasn't enough pain for me, so I moved on to MIT to get my Master's in computer science. By then my brain was thoroughly warped by junky television, genre fiction, and role-playing games, so I fit right in with all the other geeks at "the Tech."
In my second and last year of grad school, I decided that my life was too relaxed, too prosperous, too leisure-filled. What I really needed was an expensive and time-consuming addiction. So I took up scuba diving. After doing that for a couple of years, I decided that wasn't expensive enough, so I expanded into underwater photography. So far I've dived in Papua, New Guinea; the Bahamas; Hawaii; Key West; the Cayman Islands; Bonaire; northern and sourthern California; North Carolina; and even, God help me, Long Island Sound.
I have been writing fantasy, SF, and horror since I was in junior high. My published fiction so far includes "Twelve Steps" in Pulphouse #19; "Sea Change" in OtherWere: Stories of Transformation, an anthology of alternate were-beast stories; "Agatha V" in the vampire fiction magazine Dreams of Decadence; and two stories in the Chicks in Chainmail anthology series: "A Bone to Pick" (in collaboration with Keith) in Did You Say Chicks? and "Death Becomes Him" in Chicks 'n' Chained Males. I have also written book reviews for Publishers Weekly and Horror, collaborated with Keith on two articles for Wilson Library Bulletin, and was a regular contributor to the magazine AnimeFantastique during its tragically brief run.