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Born on: July 7th, 1978

Lives in: Fort Lee, NJ

Does: Writing, Game Development

Attended: SUNY Binghamton, 1996-2003.
MA Creative Writing
BS Computer Science
BA Creative Writing

Married to: Lisa Fischler Greenhut. Our wedding website is here.

We have: One son, Jesse, and two cats -- Charlotte and Honey/Kristin/Odin (depending on who you ask)

Guilty of: Liking 80s music, forgiving most plot holes, knowing more than you would ever want to know about Transformers.


FAQ



Computer Science and Creative Writing? Where'd you get that combo?

I like using both sides of my brain. At one point in time, I saw myself as writing and making Atari 2600 games for a living (guess how long ago THAT was?)



What kind of games do you actually make?

Senior Developer at Playmatics, where we make weird, miscellaneous stuff. Usually helpful, educational, and scientific weird, miscellaneous stuff.



What kind of game would you make for a living if you could?

Honestly? JRPG-type stuff. Something modelled after my favorite games: Suikoden (series), Final Fantasy 4, Chrono Trigger/Cross, or Crystalis. Or a mashup of those. I think I would want my own Suikoden-esque series with a rich world where every element, every character, implies a plethora of untold stories.



Do you have experience with...

Getting asked if I have experience with a job skill I don't list on my resume? Quite a lot. Trust me, if I had it, I'd shout about it.



What do you write?

Speculative fiction. That means science fiction, fantasy, horror, anything that goes beyond real life. I've been published in some professional venues like Daily Science Fiction, Fantasy Magazine and Orson Scott Card's IGMS, but nobody on the street knows who I am.



Why are you so quiet (in person)? You think you're better than us?

No. Pretty much every introvert I know is a 7 or 8 on the introvert scale. I'm a 10.0. Actually, I go up to 11. Be warned, asking me "Why are you so quiet?" more than once is a terrific way annoy me.