About Me

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.

2 Responses to About Me

  1. DL Winter says:

    Hello Garrett,
    I’m not certain, but I believe you may have submitted a request to join my group: Fans of Fleurbania on my Facebook page. I am a writer, and my work in progress is a Medieval Fantasy for teens.
    If you would like to join my group, will you kindly send me a friend request? Then I can add you to the group. For some reason I can not access your FB profile from the notification I received.
    Thank you,
    DL Winter

  2. Adam Pracht, assistant editor of StarShipSofa says:

    Dear R. Garrett Wilson,
    My name is Adam Pracht, assistant editor for the Hugo Award-winning podcast StarShipSofa, which has featured stories by the likes of Neil Gaiman, Joe Halderman and Kurt Vonnegut.
    We would like to consider your story “Journeyer” to be narrated and played on the show.
    As a volunteer production, we cannot pay for stories (sorry…) But we’ll do a great narration for you and help give international exposure.
    If interested, please reply and I’ll let you know the next steps. For starters, I’d need to be able to read the full story and take a look at the word count.
    Thanks! Talk to you soon.
    Sincerely,
    Adam Pracht

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