I currently teach English at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia. I've also taught at Georgia Perimeter College (where I also started college as a student more than twenty years before I taught there, though when I was a student there it was known as DeKalb College), Griffin Technical College, and Georgia College & State University.
I’ve been teaching college-level English since 2004; before that, I worked for 14 years in the corporate world, mostly as a technical writer and editor, but I was also a Web developer, systems analyst, product development manager, and probably a few other things I don’t remember.
I have a handful of college degrees -- a B.A. from Georgia State University, an M.A. from Kennesaw State University, and an M.F.A. from Georgia College & State University. I've also taken some classes at a few places that didn't ultimately result in degrees, including film classes at Georgia State (film history and criticism, not film making), and computer science at (what was then) the Southern College of Technology (or Southern Tech; it later became Southern Polytechnic State University, and has since merged with Kennesaw) and Gwinnett Tech.
My wife of 16 years, Anna, is an elementary school librarian in Conyers.
I’m a semi-avid reader (before I had kids and a job teaching writing, I was an avid reader); I love science fiction, fantasy, road trip narratives, and various kinds of non-fiction.
I grew up in Lilburn, Georgia. My family moved there in 1972, when Pleasant Hill Road (the one the now-nearly-dead Gwinnett Place Mall is on) was a dirt road.
I have two daughters, who are now 11 and 8, and one cat.
Me in 2014, age 47
Me 25 years earlier, 1989, age 22