I am the black sheep of my family. My dad was a teacher. My mom was a teacher. My eldest sister was a teacher. My older sister is a teacher. I program computers for a living and write in my spare time.
I have been a computer programmer since January of 2000. I have worked with tax preparation software, real estate and property management applications, and now work on law enforcement programs. Somewhere in 2005 I realized that I was letting my job define who I was. In 2005 I would have said, “I am a Software Engineer.” But I’m not – that is only what I do for money. I also woodwork, travel, dabble in photography, watch cycling, and write.
In December of 2007 I had a dream that followed me into those foggy thoughts of the early morning and then just stayed with me through the day. I wrote down what I could remember and, with the encouragement of my wife, started toying with the idea. By the end of January of 2008 I had my church involved in and looking forward to the Easter production that I was finishing. Little did I know that was only the beginning.
“The Bakrra Encounter” was published in the FSFW 2010 anthology, I Dreamed a Crooked Dream. In May of 2014, the Stanislaus Reads and Writes program published (digitally and in audio format) my chapter in the community novel, Ashes in a Teardrop. Analog Science Fiction and Fact published “Journeyer” in their July/August 2014 issue.
If you haven’t had a chance to visit my web site then I would invite you to RGarrettWilson.com.